aquatic mammal

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Noun1.aquatic mammal - whales and dolphinsaquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
cetacean, cetacean mammal, blower - large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
sea cow, sirenian, sirenian mammal - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
flipper - the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
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Gav Hubbard, 37, who works as a jeweller at Bond's in Redcar photographed the dolphin-like marine mammal before reporting it to the council.
SAUSALITO, California, Safar 10, 1437, November 22, 2015, SPA -- Marine mammal experts say another species of marine wildlife has begun turning up, emaciated and weak, in record numbers on the California coast in what has been a series of alarming signs of oceanic distress, AP reported.
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Haddonfield, NJ, June 12, 2015 --( The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine, N.J., its staff, and patients has expressed their gratitude to Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., for their continuing support of the non-profit organization.
"Determining patterns of marine mammal occurrence is a critical first step in order to determine any potential effects that offshore wind energy development might have on the behavior and ecology of resident or migratory species," says Helen Bailey, the study's lead scientist who also has studied the impact of wind farm construction noise on marine life off the coast of Scotland.
The "junk food hypothesis" attributes declines in productivity of marine mammals to a switch from high- to low-quality prey (gross energy density) and has been linked to nutritional stress and the decline of Arctic marine mammal populations, such as the Alaskan stellar sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) (Rosen and Trites, 2000).
The findings come from a team of researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working together with marine mammal expert Brandon Southall of Southall Environmental Associates.
The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses has teamed up with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) charity to raise money for vital equipment including a marine mammal medic kit, dolphin stretcher and seal kennel and bag to help sick and stranded porpoises, dolphins, whales and seals.
''If you deafen a marine mammal for even a short period time, you are affecting its ability to survive,'' said Michael Jasny of the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose group has sued to force the Navy to add more protections.
appeals court sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which had contended that Navy testing violated the National Environmental Policy Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act.

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