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Sing along to this fun song and learn about bat echolocation, with this great music video from JumpStart!
23 Nov 2009
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Whale sounds The ability to produce and perceive sound is important for whales – to navigate, find food, and communicate. Toothed whales can use echolocation to hunt their prey. They send out high frequency clicks then listen for their echo as they bounce back from objects – like the next meal! Baleen whales use low frequency sound to communicate, sometimes over considerable distances. Recent research suggests that they do this with their larynx – the ‘voice box’ in land mammals. Some baleen whales, such as male humpbacks, produce extremely complex ‘songs’. ******* Whale Evolution Vs. Population Genetics - Richard Sternberg PhD. in Evolutionary Biology - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4165203 Convergence Drives Evolution Batty - Fazale Rana - September 2010 Excerpt: The multiple, independent origin of echolocation in these animals (twice in bats and once in toothed whales) exemplifies convergence,,, When examined from an evolutionary perspective, convergence doesn’t make much sense.,,, the latest research demonstrates that—again, from an evolutionary perspective—the genetic and biochemical changes that account for the emergence of echolocation in bats and dolphins is identical. Given the random nature of the evolutionary process, this recent discovery doesn’t match what evolutionary biologists would expect to find. But both the discovery and convergence make sense if life stems from the work of a Creator. *******www.reasons****/convergence-drives-evolution-batty Lenski's Citrate E-Coli - Disproof of Convergent Evolution - Fazale Rana - video (the disproof of convergence starts at the 2:45 minute mark of the video) *******www.metacafe****/watch/4564682 The Long Term Evolution Experiment - Analysis Excerpt: The experiment just goes to show that even with historical contingency and extreme selection pressure, the probability of random mutations causing even a tiny evolutionary improvement in digestion is, in the words of the researchers who did the experiment, “extremely low.” Therefore, it can’t be the explanation for the origin and varieity of all the forms of life on Earth. *******www.scienceagainstevolution****/v12i11f.htm Stephen Meyer - Functional Proteins And Information For Body Plans - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4050681 Getting Over the Code Delusion (Epigenetics) - Talbot - November 2010 - Excellent Article for explaining exactly why epigentics falsifies the neo-Darwinian paradigm of genetic reductionism: *******www.thenewatlantis****/publications/getting-over-the-code-delusion Hopeful monsters,' transposons, and the Metazoan radiation: Excerpt: Viable mutations with major morphological or physiological effects are exceedingly rare and usually infertile; the chance of two identical rare mutant individuals arising in sufficient propinquity to produce offspring seems too small to consider as a significant evolutionary event. These problems of viable "hopeful monsters" render these explanations untenable. Paleobiologists Douglas Erwin and James Valentine Widespread ORFan Genes Challenge Common Descent – Paul Nelson – video with references *******www.vimeo****/17135166 How Whales Have (NOT) Changed Over 35 Million Years – May 2010 Excerpt: We could have found that the main whale lineages over time each experimented with being large, small and medium-sized and that all the dietary forms appeared throughout their evolution, or that whales started out medium-sized and the largest and smallest ones appeared more recently—but the data show none of that. Instead, we find that the differences today were apparent very early on. *******www.uncommondescent****/education/beacon-comes-home-with-the-bacon/#comment-356170 Whale Evolution? - Exposing The Deception - Dr. Terry Mortenson - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4032568 Of Whale and Feather Evolution: Nature's Two Macroevolutionary Lumps of Coal (Dismantling Nature's evolutionary evangelism packet) - Casey Luskin _ November 2010 *******www.evolutionnews****/2010/08/of_whale_and_feather_evolution037221.html This article shows how misleading Darwinists can be with the 'whale' evidence: Meet Pakicetus, the Terrestrial Mammal BioLogos Calls a "Whale" - November 2010 *******www.evolutionnews****/2010/11/meet_pakicetus_the_terrestrial039851.html Whale Tale Two Excerpt: We think that the most logical interpretation of the Pakicetus fossils are that they represent land-dwelling mammals that didn’t even have teeth or ears in common with modern whales. This actually pulls the whale evolution tree out by the roots. Evolutionists are back to the point of not having any clue as to how land mammals could possibly have evolved into whales. ******* Whale Evolution? Darwinist 'Trawlers' Have Every Reason To Be Concerned: Excerpt: As one review noted: "The anatomical structure, biological function, and way of life of whales are so distinctly different from those of terrestrial mammals that they cannot possibly have evolved from the latter by small genetic changes; aquatics require the simultaneous presence of all their complex features to survive." *******www.arn****/blogs/index.php/2/2009/12/29/whale_evolution_darwinist_trawlers_have What Does It take To Change A Cow Into A Whale - David Berlinski - video ***********/watch?v=DRqdvhL3pgM It seems the entire argument for inferring the supposed fossil sequence for whale evolution, in the fossil record, is primarily based on the erroneous readings of 'bone homology', or bone similarity, between different species. Yet this entire line of reasoning, for establishing scientific certainty for any proposed evolutionary sequence of fossils, is anything but 'certain', as this following video and quote clearly point out: Investigating Evolution: Homology - video ***********/watch?v=XgXT9sU6y18 If you want to make evolutionist Henry Gee mad at you remind him that he once wrote this following 'true' statement: “To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story, amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific.” Evolutionist - Henry Gee, editor of Nature, on the feasibility of reconstructing phylogenetic trees from fossils Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis *******lettherebelight-77.blogspot****/2009/10/intelligent-design-anthropic-hypothesis_19.html
7 Dec 2010
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The exhibition Whales / Tohora features intriguing objects and interactive science from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Visitors to Whales / Tohorā will see a sperm whale hunt giant squid, understand echolocation, crawl through a model blue whale heart and build a digital dolphin and see if it can swim. The objects in the exhibition include astonishing and rare specimens such as a 17.8 metre fully-articulated sperm whale skeleton.
5 Nov 2010
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23 Aug 2007
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What an animal! The only trick that can top that is getting free electricity. Check it out at *******www.HydroHP**** and learn how. Please donate to the Haiti Earthquake victims ounce you begin to save.
26 Apr 2010
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Everyone is familiar with security patrol dogs. You may even know that because of their exceptionally keen sense of smell, dogs like beagles are also used to detect drugs and bombs, or land mines. But a dog would not be effective in finding a sea mine. Sea mines are sophisticated, expensive weapons that are designed to work in the ocean where they can sink ships, destroy landing craft, and kill or injure personnel. Sea mines are made so that they cannot be set off easily by wave action or marine animals growing on or bumping into them. If undetected, sea mines can be deadly, destructive weapons. But just as the dog's keen sense of smell makes it ideal for detecting land mines, the U.S. Navy has found that the biological sonar of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them uniquely effective at locating sea mines so they can be avoided or removed. Other marine mammals like the California sea lion also have demonstrated the ability to mark and retrieve objects for the Navy in the ocean. In fact, marine mammals are so important to the Navy that there is an entire program dedicated to studying, training, and deploying them. It is appropriately called the Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP).
25 Jul 2008
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DVD Available at: *******www.longtailnet****/2284 Across centuries and continents there have been stories of dolphins and humans interacting, but none is as remarkable as the story of cooperation between the bottlenose dolphins and the fishermen of Laguna, Brazil. Using echolocation the dolphins drive shoals of fish into the nets. The fishermen get much better hauls and the dolphins get a meal of escaping fish. It’s a technique that has been passed down through the generations. About 20 dolphins currently fish with the humans, in a fishing partnership that dates back nearly 200 years.
24 Dec 2009
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BlindGiRl2 Review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of BlindGiRl2, an echolocation-based maze game developed and published in 2011 by GLPeas for the XBox Live Arcade Indie Channel. They say if you lose one sense, the rest are heightened. In this case, a blind girl -- and a boy in a wheelchair -- have to navigate through a series of mazes in order to reclaim the tune of a song long forgotten. And they do this like dolphins or bats, singing or listening to their own footfalls as they echo down halls and through permeable barriers, and awaken things that should've just been been left alone. Scream. This CGRundertow video game review features video gameplay footage of BlindGiRl2 for the XBox 360 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
23 Oct 2012
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*******www.HubbardsMarina**** Hubbard's Marina at Johns Pass 170 Boardwalk Place East John's Pass Madeira Beach, Florida 33708 727-393-1947 Deep Sea Fishing Day Trips | Deep Sea Fishing Charters Dolphin Watching Cruise Johns Pass | Kayak Rental Paddleboarding and Paddleboard Rental Eco Ferry Trips | Fort DeSoto Park | Egmont Key Segway Rentals and Tours | Shelling | Snorkeling Sunset Cruises and Tours | Private Boat Charters St. Petersburg FL | Clearwater FL | Madeira Beach FL Treasure Island FL | Johns Pass | Tampa Bay Gulf Beaches Dolphins are one of the most recognizable and beloved creatures in the sea, and have been the subject of much study over the years. Dolphins are uniquely built, like a torpedo in the water. They typically swim in the 3 to 7 mile per hour range, but when needed they can accelerate to over 20 miles per hour! Their ability to swim so fast baffled researchers for many years. It has been determined that their powerful tails provide the thrust needed for such speeds. Dolphins navigate using Echolocation, which is essentially sonar. They send out sounds and listen to the echo that bounces back. That tells them exactly what is around them, and where their prey is when hunting. Hubbard's marina operates two large party boats or head boats plus a 12 passenger private charter boat. Our party boats run 5 hour,10 hour, 12 hour and 39 hour trips! Our 12 hour and 39 hour trips are our specialty trips where you can catch the amberjack and red snapper, and we fish in over 120 foot where the big grouper and plentiful snapper roam. Come out and see us! Or book our AWESOME 63-hour DEEP DROP fishing trip! Hubbard's Marina also offers: Guaranteed dolphin sightings on our daily Dolphin Watching Tour Eco Tours Depart 3x Daily Ferry boat ride from Fort De Soto Park out to Egmont Key State Park
28 Oct 2016
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