• In 2003, she came to the New England Aquarium as a marine mammal volunteer, trying her hand at the behind-the-scenes jobs that keep our exhibits running and our animals healthy, which is "the best way to get an understanding of what it's like to work here," she says. (neaq.org)
  • Led by Mammalogy Collection Manager and SEFS alumnus Jeff Bradley ('00, M.S.) and Curator of Mammals Sharlene Santana, the Burke Museum organizes Meet the Mammals for guests of all ages to explore species from tigers and bats to sea otters and even a live llama. (washington.edu)
  • There are at least 69 species of wild mammals living in and around Britain and another 29 migratory species (bats and marine mammals), which occasionally visit. (devon.gov.uk)
  • Bats - highly specialised insectivores, with wing membranes which make them the only mammals capable of flying. (devon.gov.uk)
  • Bats, our second-largest group of mammals, are the only true flying vertebrates alive today besides birds. (gpnc.org)
  • To test these assertions, we examined the functionality of the short and medium- to long-wavelength opsin genes in a group of mammals that are supremely adapted to a nocturnal niche: the bats. (pnas.org)
  • To understand further how opsin genes have adapted in mammals and to investigate whether functionality can indeed be used to infer activity patterns, we undertook an extensive survey of visual genes in bats, which are considered the sensory specialists ( 11 ) and arguably show the greatest adaptation for nocturnality of all of the vertebrates. (pnas.org)
  • To infer the impact of nocturnality on the evolution of vision in mammals, we sequenced the SWS1 opsin gene (2.2 kb) in 32 species of bat and the M/LWS opsin gene (3.2 kb) in 14 species of bats. (pnas.org)
  • Owning a small mammal can be a big responsibility, even though the animal itself may be tiny. (cdc.gov)
  • If you decide that a small mammal is the right pet for you, you need to learn how to take care of it properly and be aware of diseases that it might carry. (cdc.gov)
  • With routine veterinary care and some simple health habits, you are less likely to get sick from touching, petting, or owning a small mammal. (cdc.gov)
  • IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group (SMSG)serves as the global authority on the world's small mammals through developing a greater scientific understanding of their diversity, status and threats, and by promoting effective conservation action to secure their future. (iucn.org)
  • Castorocauda , the beaverlike swimming mammal found at Daohugou, and Haldanodon , another extinct small mammal found in a coal mine in Portugal in the 1970s. (scientificamerican.com)
  • While living mammal species can be identified by the presence of milk-producing mammary glands in the females, other features are required when classifying fossils , because mammary glands and other soft-tissue features are not visible in fossils. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the paper notes there are plenty of similar specimens out there waiting to be described, fossils that could help us understand how these strange mammals grew during the early parts of their lives, and I hope that an effort is made to get more of them into the literature. (wired.com)
  • The two fossils belong to an order of extinct mammals known as Docodonta, which share a common ancestor with modern mammals. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Luo thinks the fossils suggest that early groups of mammal, like docodonts, were able to fill a variety of ecological niches even with dinosaurs around. (scientificamerican.com)
  • A quarter of Britain's native mammal species, including red squirrels, wildcats and beavers, are at risk of extinction, a new assessment warns. (theecologist.org)
  • Although mule deer and rock squirrels are two mammals well adapted to Zion's scorching summer temperatures, many other animals avoid the heat of the day altogether. (nps.gov)
  • A large-scale study of over 100 species of mammals including orcas, reindeer, squirrels, and lions found that females live an average of 18.6% longer than their male counterparts, which may be tied to both genetic and environmental factors. (theonion.com)
  • Most visitors to the park see mule deer, elk, and squirrels, but many of Grand Canyon's mammals are secretive or nocturnal and move around unnoticed. (nps.gov)
  • they are an important food source for many cultures and are used in recreation and improving livelihoods around the world.25% of the world's 5,488 mammal species are threatened with extinction. (iucn.org)
  • It is the rarest living rhinoceros and one of the world's most endangered mammals. (britannica.com)
  • The book examines how we have fared conserving the world's marine mammal populations, with a focus on the key issues of fisheries and tourism. (google.com)
  • The terms "small mammals" or "pocket pets," refer to small animals, often rodents, which are kept as pets and could fit into your pocket. (cdc.gov)
  • Campylobacter infections are rare in small mammals but have been associated with rodents, such as hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils. (cdc.gov)
  • Mammals-a group that include humans-are warm-blooded animals with hair and vertebrates, or backbones. (nwf.org)
  • In this podcast, Dr. Fahlman discusses the unique adaptations of diving mammals that allow them to dive deeper and stay in the water longer than humans. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In contrast, these diving mammals have almost 3 times the blood volume, more red blood cells and more myoglobin compared to humans. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Evolutionists teach that the first mammals evolved around 200 million years ago, and that humans eventually evolved from the more "advanced" mammals. (apologeticspress.org)
  • Despite their height, giraffes have only seven vertebrae in their neck, the same as humans, mice and most other mammals. (australiazoo.com.au)
  • Surprisingly, they have only seven vertebrae in their neck - the same as humans, mice and most other mammals! (australiazoo.com.au)
  • While many mammals, such as humans, elect to stay awake during the day, other mammals are nocturnal and, as such, are more prepared to sleep during daylight hours and lurk the wild during the night. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Mammals, including humans, are generally regarded as the most evolved or advanced of the vertebrates (animals with a backbone and spinal cord). (thecanadianencyclopedia.com)
  • Aquatic mammals such as dolphins and whales have hair during the early stages of development, some of these animals retain patches of hair on the upper lips and in the chins while some do not. (worldatlas.com)
  • On Saturday 5 April 2014 (afternoon) at the upcoming Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, there will be an international workshop to discuss current problems faced by aquatic mammals that inhabit Latin American waters. (thecre.com)
  • The perspective of the continent's economic growth and the consequent use and degradation of its rivers and coastal zones constitutes a matter of concern for the conservation of coastal and riverine aquatic mammals. (thecre.com)
  • All mammals feed their young milk. (lulu.com)
  • Unlike other classes of animals, female mammals produce milk to nourish their young. (nwf.org)
  • Mammals are animals that have hair, are warm-blooded, and nourish their young with milk. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • After giving birth, mammals nurse their young ones with milk secreted by the mammary glands. (worldatlas.com)
  • Ms. SALLY LOVE (Smithsonian Institution): We have mammals equal hair plus milk plus special ear bones. (npr.org)
  • Mammals have all of these different traits, and yet we're named after one of these things: milk, mammaries, the breasts, which if you stop for even like a moment and think about it, it's like the worst possible one. (npr.org)
  • The distinguishing characteristic of mammals is that the mother nourishes newborn young with milk produced by special glands. (philadelphiazoo.org)
  • 26. The method of claim 25, wherein the product is recovered from the milk, urine, hair, blood, skin or meat of the mammal. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • All female mammals have a specialized sweat gland called a mammary gland which produces milk through a process called lactation. (redorbit.com)
  • Mammals range in size from the blue whale to the tiny shrew, but all mammals share four characteristics: (1) Females produce milk and nurse their young, (2) Hair, (3) Three middle-ear bones, and (4) Warm-bloodedness. (apologeticspress.org)
  • The word mammal is derived from the milk-producing mammary glands that are unique to the class Mammalia. (thecanadianencyclopedia.com)
  • When plant-eating mammals such as goats chomp on a sprig of alfalfa, they could easily gobble up some extra protein in the form of insects that happen to get in their way. (redorbit.com)
  • So we interpreted it to be a tree-climbing insectivorous mammal hunting insects for living," the Carnegie Museum researcher told BBC News. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Can insects fight back against mammals? (yahoo.com)
  • After the last ice age - 15,000 years ago - our native mammals crossed the land bridge attaching us to the continent before this was cut off by sea level rise. (devon.gov.uk)
  • Some of these native mammals of Antarctica are looked at below. (worldatlas.com)
  • First Red List for British Mammals - which meets international criteria used to assess threats to wildlife such as elephants and tigers - shows that 11 of our 47 native mammals are at risk of extinction. (theecologist.org)
  • A controversial climate research project, in which scientists would trigger loud low-frequency noises in the ocean, has been postponed because of concern that the sound might harm marine mammals. (newscientist.com)
  • The NRC complains that the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which bars the killing and harassment of marine mammals, is preventing scientists from conducting the kinds of research that would determine what kinds of sound hurt the mammals. (newscientist.com)
  • Carolus Linnaeus was the first to categorize whales as mammals, but scientists have been observing mammalian characteristics of whales and dolphins since at least the ancient Greeks (Aristotle wrote about mammals, although he did not categorize them exactly as we do today). (apologeticspress.org)
  • A fourth requirement, curiosity, has also been accepted by scientists, and in the case of the mammals, this is especially important. (rte.ie)
  • Only 3 percent to 5 percent of all mammals bond for life, but researchers have long debated the evolution of monogamy, with scientists trying to pinpoint when in history animals displayed monogamous tendencies - and why. (livescience.com)
  • Scientists, including those at the Natural History Museum, have revealed the closest living relatives of South America's ungulates, or hooved mammals, to be horses, tapirs and rhinos . (nhm.ac.uk)
  • Scientists point to a few qualities of marine mammals when suggesting the animals deserve some basic rights: they are self-aware, display complex intelligence and even have culture . (livescience.com)
  • books.google.com - Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs. (google.com)
  • Marine Mammals is an invaluable and accessible resource for all those involved with marine mammals, including scientists, managers, policy makers, industry representatives and students. (google.com)
  • You might think you know all the things that make a mammal a mammal, but as NPR's Nell Boyce recently discovered, you don't know the half of it. (npr.org)
  • the genes that make a mammal care for the offspring of others, he reasons, were far more likely to make it into the next generation if those others were family. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Animals that have been categorized as members of a subgroup of mammals (such as Category:Marsupials ) should not be redundantly grouped in the parent category as well (unless it is the article that defines the subgroup, such as marsupial ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Knowing the timing of the split from marsupials is fundamental to understanding the full story of the evolution of mammals. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Marsupials are mammals with pouches for carrying their newborn offspring, and many of them are found in Australia. (apologeticspress.org)
  • Consequently, he suggested that they should be given a grouping separate from the other major groupings of mammals, for which terms had been introduced by Thomas Huxley: Eutheria (placentals) and Metatheria (marsupials). (wikipedia.org)
  • Paratheria is an obsolete term for a taxonomic group including the xenarthran mammals (sloths, anteaters, and armadillos) and various groups thought to be related to them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two new species of these pocket-size early mammals have been discovered in China - one was a horny-clawed tree-dweller, and the other was a tunnel-digger with shovel-like paws. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Researchers say these new specimens show that early mammals , though small, were surprisingly diverse. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Although mammary glands are a signature feature of modern mammals, little is known about the evolution of lactation as these soft tissues are not often preserved in the fossil record. (wikipedia.org)
  • And these creatures adapted to their environment in the same ways as modern mammals. (scientificamerican.com)
  • In this week's Science Out of the Box, we take a closer look at something we all learned back in grade school, or thought we learned: the definition of the word mammal. (npr.org)
  • What's more, the word mammal has a surprising history. (npr.org)
  • Its features clearly set it apart from marsupial mammals, which adopt a very different reproductive strategy. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Giving rights to cetaceans, the name for the group of marine mammals that includes dolphins and whales , would allow them better treatment under the law, including making sure they have healthy habitats and enough food to hunt and survive, as well as getting them out of captivity. (livescience.com)
  • doi:10.1126/science.1229237 )) performed a fossil-only dating analysis of mammals, concluding that the ancestor of placentals post-dated the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary, contradicting previous palaeontological and molecular studies that placed the ancestor in the Cretaceous. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • 8 ] (see also [ 9 , 10 ]) analysed a data matrix of 4541 morphological characters from 46 extant and 40 fossil mammal species to reconstruct and date the last common ancestor of placentals. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • A small, 160-million-year-old Chinese fossil has something big to say about the emergence of mammals on Earth. (bbc.co.uk)
  • However, the fossil record of Jurassic mammals is extremely poor, particularly in the southern continents. (nature.com)
  • In 1910, William King Gregory reviewed the interrelationships of mammals and placed edentates among other placentals, though he gave "Paratheria" as an alternative name for his superorder Edentata, which included Xenarthra and tentatively Pholidota (pangolins), Tubulidentata (aardvarks), and the fossil Taeniodonta. (wikipedia.org)
  • LOAs are issued on a project specific basis and include operating restrictions and other mitigation measures designed to minimize interactions with, and impacts to marine mammals. (fws.gov)
  • Negative impacts have been demonstrated on a wide range of marine mammals although population consequences are more difficult to ascertain. (thecre.com)
  • H.R. 4239 would allow industry to harm huge numbers of marine mammals, by killing the safeguard limiting its impacts to "small numbers. (nrdc.org)
  • It would establish an impossibly short timeline for the wildlife agencies to review industry activities for their marine mammal impacts, and automatically permit those activities if the agencies fail to meet it. (nrdc.org)
  • The ringtail cat (a relative of the raccoon) is an abundant mammal in Zion. (nps.gov)
  • Like many other nocturnal mammals, the raccoon has short legs, which allows it to nestle up to the ground and avoid would-be predators while roaming the night. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended, prohibits, with certain exceptions, the take of marine mammals in U.S. waters. (fws.gov)
  • Except as otherwise provided in this Act, no provision of this Act shall take precedence over any more restrictive conflicting provision of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. (usda.gov)
  • Most research concerning the evolution of mammals centers on the shapes of the teeth, the hardest parts of the tetrapod body. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Broad Institute has sequenced 15 mammals, while two other centers have sequenced the other 9 mammals. (broadinstitute.org)
  • Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the natural world of mammals. (teachervision.com)
  • One of the most threatened order of mammals is the primate, which includes monkeys and apes. (nwf.org)
  • However, this is a characteristic that is not unique to mammals only. (worldatlas.com)
  • Or that there was a wolf-like carnivorous mammal -- with hooves? (scienceblogs.com)
  • For references , please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/big-carnivorous-mammals or scan the QR code. (europa.eu)
  • Mammal experts were on hand all day to answer questions about their particular specimens, and other activities ranged from live music played on instruments made from mammals, to putting together a 16-foot whale skeleton. (washington.edu)
  • Even though actual papers describing them are few and far between, paleontologists have found a number of fetal-to-juvenile specimens of large mammals from the Pleistocene (~2.5 million years ago to 12,000 years ago). (wired.com)
  • Two stuffed specimens of the newly-discovered mammal, "Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)," are pictured by the media at the Smithsonian in Washington, August 15, 2013. (reuters.com)