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Underwater sound has a huge effect on marine mammals. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to how much noise we as humans are creating. Sound travels fast and far underwater:
#Repost @noaaocean
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Have you heard of SOFAR? It’s an acronym that means SOund Fixing And Ranging transmission. SOFAR is an ocean “channel” that allows sounds to carry great distances.

Here’s how it works. Think of the ocean as consisting of various zones, or layers — sort of like oil and vinegar salad dressing before it’s shaken up—except that ocean layers occur due to differences in salinity (salt content) and temperature variations. Saltier water, and colder water, lie beneath less salty, warmer water.

Because of SOFAR, sound emitted at a certain depth bounces between these various layers and can travel for hundreds of miles. This up-and-down bending of low-frequency soundwaves allows the waves to travel great distances without the signal losing significant energy.
By placing hydrophones at the axis of the sound channel, researchers can record sounds such as whale calls, earthquakes, and manmade noise occurring vast distances from the hydrophones. In some instances, low-frequency sounds can be heard across entire ocean basins! #ocean #30DaysofOcean #science #sound
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Time for another Weird Animal Wednesday! Why don’t we give our crocodilian family some love today and highlight this awesome looking animal, the Gharial. The Gharial is one of the largest crocodilians measuring up to 20.5 feet and has the narrowest snout of any species, but it has extremely weak legs and cannot lift itself off the ground while on land. However, it can use its long thin snout to thrash sideways and catch fish, which they specialize in preying upon along with frogs, tadpoles, and insects. They spend a lot of their time in the calmer areas of rivers. Gharials are now found in India and Nepal, but populations are fragmented. They are classified as critically endangered due to habitat loss.
📸: Michel Gunther / Biosphoto
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TURN ON YOUR SOUND and enjoy this beautiful video by @taslishaw Next week is Superpod 6 and I’ll be posting a lot of killer whale content!
#Repost @taslishaw
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Two things are featured in this video that are not typical of Bigg's killer whales: high-energy surface behaviours and vocalizing. These two things are infrequent in this population presumably because both would decrease their chances of successfully hunting (marine mammal such as seals have excellent hearing and are always on alert for killer whales). Although, with the incredible numbers of these whales in the region as of late, we have been witness to more socializing, surface active, and vocal Bigg's killer whales, possibly more than ever before in recent history. This video is living proof!
All footage shot within the last week.
The big belly flop at the beginning is T065A2, followed by T036A1, T049A, and the little firecracker that is T036A3 (who was vocalizing at the peak of every breach!!).
The recording is of a post-kill T036As and T099s

#killerwhale #britishcolumbia #wildhood #wilderness #wildlifeplanet #natgeo #wildlifephotography #naturelovers


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The sights and sounds of cold rushing water is always welcome on hot and humid days... This creek is rushing through the remnants of an old mine. Silverton used to be a booming mining town which is where it received the name ‘Silverton’ for the tons of silver that were pulled out of its mountains. Also, if you look closely you can see a marmot on top of the falls 😊 🎥 by @wild.for.nature
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I love how when you reach the high altitude trails, you can see the different ecosystems as you move up the mountain. At the start of the trail, you are in dense forest and as you climb, the mountain supports different types of vegetation until you reach nothing but rock at the top. The type of vegetation you see not only changes due to elevation, but also from one side of the mountain to the other depending on amount of sunlight and precipitation.
Photo by: @wild.for.nature
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Make sure to turn your sound on!
This is a great video to watch if you are trying to understand animal behavior. Notice how there is a lot of sound and posturing, but no injuries were inflicted? It sounds much worse than it is. Often, humans can’t or don’t understand little skirmishes like this, or think it is a big fight, when in reality it’s all just communication over who is in charge. No harm was meant to be done here, at least not this time. Curiosity just got the better of this lioness 👍🏼 Repost: @davidgrantluck ・・・
A dramatic sighting of #lions at #tubutreecamp in #jaoreserve #okavangodelta. A young #lioness approaches two #malelions.Thanks Mary for the footage! With #naturalhabitatadventures #naturalhabitat #wearewilderness #wildernesssafaris #botswanasafari #botswana #fightinglions #bigcats #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #natgeo #natgeowild #naturelovers #wildlife #educate #conservation


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“Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we open our eyes to see the light, and close them to hear the dark. You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable,
but yours is your ultimate art.”-Suzy Kassem
📸: @wild.for.nature
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#Repost @wildlifefirst
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(BBC News) - At least two suspected rhino poachers have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, officials say.

Rangers discovered the remains of two, possibly three, people in a lion enclosure in the Sibuya reserve.

A high-powered rifle and an axe were also found.

Sibuya reserve owner Nick Fox said in a statement on the reserve's Facebook page that the suspected poachers entered the reserve late on Sunday night or early on Monday morning . "They strayed into a pride of lions - it's a big pride so they didn't have too much time," Mr Fox told AFP news agency.
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"We're not sure how many there were - there's not much left of them."


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#Repost @natgeowild
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Video by @joelsartore |
Happy Fourth of July from the bald eagle, national bird of the U.S. Though they're capable of capturing their own prey, they also scavenge many meals. They eat mainly fish, but also hunt mammals, gulls, and waterfowl. Bald eagles usually do not breed until four or five years of age and may mate for life. Both males and females work to construct the huge stick nests they live in, which are often reused and enlarged year after year. Eggs are incubated by both parents for 34 to 36 days. This species is a conservation and environmental protection success story, seeing an increasing population over the last 40 years in North America. In the late 19th century and first two thirds of the 20th century, the population seriously declined over most of their range. With the population in serious danger of disappearing, the bald eagle was one of the first species to receive protections under the precursor to the Endangered Species Act in 1967, the species was later delisted when deemed stable in 2007. This protection and the efforts that followed, along with the banning of the insecticide DDT in 1973 (which impairs normal egg development in birds of prey), are all responsible for today's more plentiful populations.
For more videos like this follow @joelsartore
#baldeagle #eagles #birdsofprey #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #wildkingdom


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