Social Behavior: Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Social Environment: The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.Animal Nutrition Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES, as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease in animals.Social Isolation: The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.Otters: Fish-eating carnivores of the family MUSTELIDAE, found on both hemispheres.Social Perception: The perceiving of attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of one's associates or social groups.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Oceanography: The science that deals with the ocean and its phenomena. (Webster, 3d ed)Social Adjustment: Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)Social Dominance: Social structure of a group as it relates to the relative social rank of dominance status of its members. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Acanthocephala: A phylum of parasitic worms, closely related to tapeworms and containing two genera: Moniliformis, which sometimes infects man, and Macracanthorhynchus, which infects swine.Petroleum: Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.Social Media: Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.Social Work: The use of community resources, individual case work, or group work to promote the adaptive capacities of individuals in relation to their social and economic environments. It includes social service agencies.Hierarchy, Social: Social rank-order established by certain behavioral patterns.Petroleum Pollution: Release of oil into the environment usually due to human activity.Social Sciences: Disciplines concerned with the interrelationships of individuals in a social environment including social organizations and institutions. Includes Sociology and Anthropology.MuseumsWyomingLipidoses: Conditions characterized by abnormal lipid deposition due to disturbance in lipid metabolism, such as hereditary diseases involving lysosomal enzymes required for lipid breakdown. They are classified either by the enzyme defect or by the type of lipid involved.Harmful Algal Bloom: An algal bloom where the algae produce powerful toxins that can kill fish, birds, and mammals, and ultimately cause illness in humans. The harmful bloom can also cause oxygen depletion in the water due to the death and decomposition of non-toxic algae species.Scent Glands: Exocrine glands in animals which secrete scents which either repel or attract other animals, e.g. perianal glands of skunks, anal glands of weasels, musk glands of foxes, ventral glands of wood rats, and dorsal glands of peccaries.Social Distance: The degree of closeness or acceptance an individual or group feels toward another individual or group.Social Change: Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.Pacific OceanMustelidae: A family of terrestrial carnivores with long, slender bodies, long tails, and anal scent glands. They include badgers, weasels, martens, FERRETS; MINKS; wolverines, polecats, and OTTERS.Ecotoxicology: The study of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION and the toxic effects of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS on the ECOSYSTEM. The term was coined by Truhaut in 1969.Helminthiasis, Animal: Infestation of animals with parasitic worms of the helminth class. The infestation may be experimental or veterinary.Social Conditions: The state of society as it exists or in flux. While it usually refers to society as a whole in a specified geographical or political region, it is applicable also to restricted strata of a society.Social Values: Abstract standards or empirical variables in social life which are believed to be important and/or desirable.Social Problems: Situations affecting a significant number of people, that are believed to be sources of difficulty or threaten the stability of the community, and that require programs of amelioration.Social Behavior Disorders: Behaviors which are at variance with the expected social norm and which affect other individuals.Water Pollutants, Chemical: Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.Social Security: Government sponsored social insurance programs.Anseriformes: An order of BIRDS comprising the waterfowl, particularly DUCKS; GEESE; swans; and screamers.Diving: An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.Psychology, Social: The branch of psychology concerned with the effects of group membership upon the behavior, attitudes, and beliefs of an individual.Social Desirability: A personality trait rendering the individual acceptable in social or interpersonal relations. It is related to social acceptance, social approval, popularity, social status, leadership qualities, or any quality making him a socially desirable companion.Social Identification: The process by which an aspect of self image is developed based on in-group preference or ethnocentrism and a perception of belonging to a social or cultural group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Urbanization: The process whereby a society changes from a rural to an urban way of life. It refers also to the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas.Social Participation: Involvement in community activities or programs.Social Welfare: Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.Animal DiseasesSocial Conformity: Behavioral or attitudinal compliance with recognized social patterns or standards.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.AlaskaSocial Facilitation: Any enhancement of a motivated behavior in which individuals do the same thing with some degree of mutual stimulation and consequent coordination.Bivalvia: A class in the phylum MOLLUSCA comprised of mussels; clams; OYSTERS; COCKLES; and SCALLOPS. They are characterized by a bilaterally symmetrical hinged shell and a muscular foot used for burrowing and anchoring.Social Alienation: The state of estrangement individuals feel in cultural settings that they view as foreign, unpredictable, or unacceptable.Phobic Disorders: Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.CaliforniaSocial Medicine: A branch of medicine concerned with the role of socio-environmental factors in the occurrence, prevention and treatment of disease.Social Marketing: Use of marketing principles also used to sell products to consumers to promote ideas, attitudes and behaviors. Design and use of programs seeking to increase the acceptance of a social idea or practice by target groups, not for the benefit of the marketer, but to benefit the target audience and the general society.Geography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Extinction, Biological: The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.Water Pollution: Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated: Hydrocarbon compounds with one or more of the hydrogens replaced by CHLORINE.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Population Dynamics: The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.Ecology: The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Gene Flow: The change in gene frequency in a population due to migration of gametes or individuals (ANIMAL MIGRATION) across population barriers. In contrast, in GENETIC DRIFT the cause of gene frequency changes are not a result of population or gamete movement.Blood Chemical Analysis: An examination of chemicals in the blood.Conservation of Natural Resources: The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Behavior, Animal: The observable response an animal makes to any situation.Dominance-Subordination: Relationship between individuals when one individual threatens or becomes aggressive and the other individual remains passive or attempts to escape.British Columbia: A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)Food Chain: The sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of FOOD. Food chains intertwine locally into a food web because most organisms consume more than one type of animal or plant. PLANTS, which convert SOLAR ENERGY to food by PHOTOSYNTHESIS, are the primary food source. In a predator chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be parasitized by smaller organisms. In a saprophytic chain, microorganisms live on dead organic matter.Shock: A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.Toxoplasmosis, Animal: Acquired infection of non-human animals by organisms of the genus TOXOPLASMA.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.DNA, Mitochondrial: Double-stranded DNA of MITOCHONDRIA. In eukaryotes, the mitochondrial GENOME is circular and codes for ribosomal RNAs, transfer RNAs, and about 10 proteins.Social Determinants of Health: The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/).Social Stigma: A perceived attribute that is deeply discrediting and is considered to be a violation of social norms.Peer Group: Group composed of associates of same species, approximately the same age, and usually of similar rank or social status.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Microsatellite Repeats: A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).Friends: Persons whom one knows, likes, and trusts.Social Work, Psychiatric: Use of all social work processes in the treatment of patients in a psychiatric or mental health setting.Sociology: A social science dealing with group relationships, patterns of collective behavior, and social organization.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Reinforcement, Social: The strengthening of a response with a social reward such as a nod of approval, a parent's love or attention.Social Planning: Interactional process combining investigation, discussion, and agreement by a number of people in the preparation and carrying out of a program to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community. It usually involves the action of a formal political, legal, or recognized voluntary body.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Self Concept: A person's view of himself.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Genetics, Population: The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Loneliness: The state of feeling sad or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or being separated from others.Rejection (Psychology): Non-acceptance, negative attitudes, hostility or excessive criticism of the individual which may precipitate feelings of rejection.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Animal Communication: Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Autistic Disorder: A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)Culture: A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Sexual Behavior, Animal: Sexual activities of animals.Models, Psychological: Theoretical representations that simulate psychological processes and/or social processes. These include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Toxoplasma: A genus of protozoa parasitic to birds and mammals. T. gondii is one of the most common infectious pathogenic animal parasites of man.United StatesAgonistic Behavior: Any behavior associated with conflict between two individuals.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Blogging: Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Social Control, Formal: Control which is exerted by the more stable organizations of society, such as established institutions and the law. They are ordinarily embodied in definite codes, usually written.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Social Discrimination: Group behavior toward others by virtue of their group membership.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Sociology, Medical: The study of the social determinants and social effects of health and disease, and of the social structure of medical institutions or professions.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Facial Expression: Observable changes of expression in the face in response to emotional stimuli.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Play and Playthings: Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.Prejudice: A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.Grooming: An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Seawater: The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.Pair Bond: In animals, the social relationship established between a male and female for reproduction. It may include raising of young.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Socialization: The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Games, Experimental: Games designed to provide information on hypotheses, policies, procedures, or strategies.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Ants: Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)Emotional Intelligence: The ability to understand and manage emotions and to use emotional knowledge to enhance thought and deal effectively with tasks. Components of emotional intelligence include empathy, self-motivation, self-awareness, self-regulation, and social skill. Emotional intelligence is a measurement of one's ability to socialize or relate to others.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Schizophrenic Psychology: Study of mental processes and behavior of schizophrenics.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Personal Construct Theory: A psychological theory based on dimensions or categories used by a given person in describing or explaining the personality and behavior of others or of himself. The basic idea is that different people will use consistently different categories. The theory was formulated in the fifties by George Kelly. Two tests devised by him are the role construct repertory test and the repertory grid test. (From Stuart Sutherland, The International Dictionary of Psychology, 1989)Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Psychosocial Deprivation: The absence of appropriate stimuli in the physical or social environment which are necessary for the emotional, social, and intellectual development of the individual.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Imitative Behavior: The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.Sociometric Techniques: Methods for quantitatively assessing and measuring interpersonal and group relationships.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Trust: Confidence in or reliance on a person or thing.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Marriage: The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.Game Theory: Theoretical construct used in applied mathematics to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. In a typical game, decision-making "players," who each have their own goals, try to gain advantage over the other parties by anticipating each other's decisions; the game is finally resolved as a consequence of the players' decisions.Anthropology, Cultural: It is the study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of particular ethnic groups with focus on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Family Relations: Behavioral, psychological, and social relations among various members of the nuclear family and the extended family.Motivation: Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Competitive Behavior: The direct struggle between individuals for environmental necessities or for a common goal.Child Development Disorders, Pervasive: Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Vocalization, Animal: Sounds used in animal communication.Shyness: Discomfort and partial inhibition of the usual forms of behavior when in the presence of others.Stereotyping: An oversimplified perception or conception especially of persons, social groups, etc.Altruism: Consideration and concern for others, as opposed to self-love or egoism, which can be a motivating influence.Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Vulnerable Populations: Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.Income: Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.Great BritainLogistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Exploratory Behavior: The tendency to explore or investigate a novel environment. It is considered a motivation not clearly distinguishable from curiosity.Cultural Evolution: The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.Students: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.Psychology: The science dealing with the study of mental processes and behavior in man and animals.Adolescent Behavior: Any observable response or action of an adolescent.Attitude: An enduring, learned predisposition to behave in a consistent way toward a given class of objects, or a persistent mental and/or neural state of readiness to react to a certain class of objects, not as they are but as they are conceived to be.Anomie: A state of social disorganization and demoralization in society which is largely the result of disharmony between cultural goals and the means for attaining them. This may be reflected in the behavior of the individual in many ways - non-conformity, social withdrawal, deviant behavior, etc.Models, Theoretical: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Territoriality: Behavior in defense of an area against another individual or individuals primarily of the same species.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Alcohol Drinking: Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.Schizophrenia: A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.Anxiety Disorders: Persistent and disabling ANXIETY.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Life Change Events: Those occurrences, including social, psychological, and environmental, which require an adjustment or effect a change in an individual's pattern of living.Occupations: Crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Marital Status: A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Object Attachment: Emotional attachment to someone or something in the environment.Unemployment: The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation.Bees: Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.Empathy: An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)Environment: The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Cultural Characteristics: Those aspects or characteristics which identify a culture.
Otter Sea otters can do well in captivity, and are featured in over 40 public aquariums and zoos. The Seattle Aquarium became ... Captivity usually bears little resemblance to wild habitat, and captive whales' social groups are foreign to those found in the ... "Vancouver sea otters a hit on YouTube". CBC News. 3 April 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2007. Kruuk, Hans (2006). Otters: Ecology ... "Sea otter". BBC. Retrieved 2007-12-31. VanBlaricom, Glenn R. (2001). Sea Otters. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press Inc. pp. 22, 33 ...
Philosophy and religion of the Tlingit
... such as fishermen who penetrate the sacred realm beyond social boundaries. Those drowned and married to land otters (and their ... Land otters are excellent fishers. Those who are drowned often marry (and become) land otters, and land otters can assist in ... Land otters are sinister and potentially harmful. When properly controlled, however, the land otter can be of great help to ... The Kushtaka (kû'cta-qa) are the dreaded and feared Land Otter People, human from the waist up, and otter-like below. ...
The Social Democrats lost power in the 1976 elections, but, after having won the elections of 1982, Feldt was chosen to be full ... Since 1970, he has been married to Birgitta von Otter. On May 31, 1991 he received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of ... Feldt subsequently left party politics, though he remains a member of the Social Democratic Party. During the 1990s and early ... Kjell-Olof Feldt is a Swedish Social Democratic politician, born 18 August 1931 in Holmsund. Feldt was Minister of Trade 1970- ...
The otter tribe A jolly adventure loving tribe of otters who help Jon-Tom and Mudge on their quest in book four. Colin Colin is ... His social skills seem a bit awkward, especially in Mudge's world, and he initially makes a few faux-pas. His main advantage is ... Weegee A female otter whom Mudge falls in love with. Buncan Jon-Tom and Talea's son. Wants to be a spellsinger yet his singing ... Mudge Mudge is an otter who appears to be an anti-hero in the series due to him being a womanizer, a thief, an alcoholic and a ...
Cannabis in Idaho
... but was vetoed by Governor Butch Otter in April 2015. In his veto, Otter stated: It ignores ongoing scientific testing on ... Moscow Hemp Fest Richard Davenport-Hines (29 November 2012). The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs. Orion ... Russell, Betsy Z. (2015-04-16). "Otter vetoes bill to allow CBD oil to be used to treat sick Idaho kids , The Spokesman-Review ...
Otter College had been established in 1849 as a school for male teachers, but the school had ceased operations several years ... She never married and devoted her time to social activism. She made use of her wealth to fund numerous women's causes. She ... Otter College assured middle-class parents that their daughters would be educated around women of similar backgrounds. After ... Hubbard sought to train women to fill these roles, and worked to establish Otter College in Chichester in 1873 to train women ...
Santo André (Santiago do Cacém)
There are some otter shelters in the Lagoons. Santo André also the following amenities: A pre-school Nuclisol Jean Piaget - the ... The nature reserve of the Lagoons of Santo André and Sancha A water analysis laboratory An institute for Social Reinsertion The ... Health Center of Santiago do Cacém A Permanent care center for the seaside Alentejo A medical center The Santa Maria's Social ...
The Otters franchise came to Evansville in 1995 and have attracted a record number of fans for the league. In 2006 the Otters ... July 2, 1972: Freedom Festival and Ice Cream Social with Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Edgar Winter, Dr. John 'The Night Tripper', ... It is the home field for the professional minor league Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League, as well as high ... J.U. Schneider honoring Mayor Bosse at Bosse Field's dedication in 1915 Ten baseball teams other than the Otters have played at ...
"A Social History of the Slaughterhouse" (PDF). Human Ecology Review. Paula Young Lee (2008). Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of ... London Railways) accessed 13 April 2009 Chris Otter (2006). "The vital city: public analysis, dairies and slaughterhouses in ... Kean, Hilda (1998). "'Wild' domestic animals and the Smithfield Market". Animal rights: political and social change in Britain ... A combination of health and social concerns, exacerbated by the rapid urbanisation experienced during the Industrial Revolution ...
Opposition to hunting
There are also those who perceive hunting as representing a divisive social class system. Others, as we note below, resent the ... Finally there are those who are concerned about damage to the countryside and other animals, particularly badgers and otters." ... The Burns Inquiry analysis of the opposition to hunting in the UK included social class, sometimes proposed as a ...
Saltman RB, Von Otter C. Implementing Planned Markets in Health Care: Balancing Social and Economic Responsibility. Buckingham ... 2008). "Markets, Information Asymmetry And Health Care: Towards New Social Contracts". Social Science and Medicine. 66 (10): ... Many forms of social insurance schemes control their costs by using the bargaining power of their community they represent to ... Social schemes sometimes feature contributions related to earnings as part of a scheme to deliver universal health care, which ...
For example, an increase in boat traffic has disturbed the feeding of giant otters in Manú National Park, Peru. Further ... Artificial feeding of wildlife by tourists can have severe consequences for social behavior patterns. Artificial feeding by ... disturbance to wildlife occurs when tourist guides dig up turtle nests and chase swimming jaguars, tapirs, and otters to give ...
... and subsequently became a lecturer in social policy in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. In 2015, ... doi:10.1007/s11158-013-9214-x. Otter, Caley, Siobhan O'Sullivan and Sandy Ross (2012) "Laying the Foundations for an ... In that same year, she became a research fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, ... In addition to her published work, she has contributed to research reports on social services and the welfare state for ...
Richard D. Ryder
The crest is a rising up from the water of an otter with fish in its mouth) on a blue background. The otter is not presented ... which offers bachelor's and master's degrees in social art, Art Therapy, theater, social studies and Fine Art. Since 1946 the ... Social Democratic Party of Germany (8 seats), Alliance '90/The Greens (5 seats), Free Green Citizens Ottersberg (FGBO) (3 seats ... naturalistically, but as a modified otter with a heraldic lion's head and claws. Ottersberg is the seat of the University of ...
The Cook Inlet region was ignored as the company sought sea otter pelts all the way down the coast to Chile. Trade ... Boraas has also been studying the social impact of salmon canneries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He has worked ... reintensified in Cook Inlet once the otters were hunted nearly to extinction on the west coast of North and South America; ...
John Hannah (Archdeacon of Lewes)
He was likely helped by coattails from Otter's gubernatorial bid; Otter won all but two counties in the district. Sali sought ... There he gained a reputation as a staunch conservative on social and economic issues, frequently drawing the ire of the more ... His predecessor, Butch Otter, received an associate degree from Boise Junior College, and a bachelor's from College of Idaho. ... The seat came open when three-term incumbent Butch Otter gave it up to make a successful run for governor. Sali's opponent in ...
Anne Innis Dagg
Waterloo, Ont.: Otter Press. 1977; ix+324 p. Camel quest: summer research on the Saharan camel. Toronto: York Pub. & Print Co. ... 2006; 281 p. The social behavior of older animals. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins U. Press. 2009; ix+225 p. Animal friendships. NY: ... Waterloo, Ont.: Otter Press. 1983; 125 p. The fifty percent solution: why should women pay for men's culture?. Waterloo, Ont.: ... Zeller, Anne (2009). "Review: Social Behavior of Older Animals by Anne Innis Dagg". Anthropologica. 55 (2): 415-417. JSTOR ...
Among the Rat Islands people hunted large numbers of sea otters and harbor seals, some migratory whales and fur seals, fish, ... and overall social and economic support. Hunting in the marine environment consisted of the use of kayak style boats that were ... Year round available animals for subsistence included sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, cod, halibut, and marine ...
1550-1600 in Western European fashion
Elizabethan era had its own customs and social rules that were reflected in their fashion. Style would depend usually of social ... Other nobles (lesser ones) were allowed only to wear foxes and otters. Clothes worn during this era were mostly inspired by ... Depending on social status, the color could be used in any clothing or would be limited to mantles, doublets, jerkins, or other ... Gloves were often used as a social mediator to recognize the wealthy. Beginning in the second half of the 16th century, many ...
Tool use by animals
... and social purposes. Wild bonobos have been observed using leaves as cover for rain, or the use of branches in social displays ... Furthermore, sea otters will use large stones to pry an abalone off its rock; they will hammer the abalone shell with observed ... Sea otters will dislodge food from rocks (such as abalone) and break open shellfish. Carnivores (of the order Carnivora) can ... This pouch also holds a rock, unique to the otter, that is used to break open shellfish and clams. To open hard shells, it may ...
Air São Tomé and Príncipe
On May 23, 2006, Air São Tomé and Príncipe's only aircraft, a DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300, crashed in Ana Chaves Bay in the ... "Sede Social Av. Marginal 12 de Julho, CP 45 S. Tomé e Príncipe" Flight International 27 March 2007. ... 1] Air São Tomé and Príncipe operated: 1 DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300 registration S9-BAL, offered by TAP Portugal, and crashed ...
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
In 1994, the trust employed its first otter habitat project officer. At that time, there were no known otters in the county. In ... Its digital presence includes social networking, such as Twitter and Facebook. Working with Wiltshire Council and Swindon ... putting back meanders and riffles and creating habitats for threatened species such as European otter and European water vole. ... 2012, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust featured three reserves in the "Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts's Guide to Otters", a testament ...
The Vendidad is mainly about social laws, mores, customs and culture. In some instances, the description of prescribed ... the otter , the Sraosha bird , and the Haoma tree . There is a degree of moral relativism apparent in the Vendidad, ... statutes on unacceptable social behaviour  such as breach of contract  and assault ; on the worthiness of priests [18 ...
Gan is best known for the following two books: The School of Water-ghosts and the Otter Who Lost His Mother melds various fairy ... the complex interactions among Taiwan's various ethnic and social groups are revealed as well. ... Novels: Mysterious Train (Aquarius Publishing, 2003) The School of Water-ghosts and the Otter Who Lost His Mother (Aquarius ...
In November 2009, Arch acquired the rights to mine 731 million tons of Otter Creek coal reserves in the northern Powder River ... Arch Coal - Social Responsibility. *^ National Museum of Forest Service History salutes Arch Coal - Conservation Legacy Award ... News Release - Arch Coal and Great Northern Properties Enter into Montana Coal Lease on Otter Creek Reserves ...
In Central California, sea otters were thought to have been driven to extinction due to over hunting, until a small colony was ... Specifically, written documents such as the Bible illustrate that there have been laws and social customs that have called for ... Population growth is limited by the fact that all Californian sea otters are descended from the isolated colony, resulting in ... "Population Demographics and Genetic Diversity in Remnant and Translocated Populations of Sea Otters". Conservation Biology. 13 ...
Due to the social inclination of dabbling ducks, they perhaps have the most success hunting isolated birds but they've also ... Therefore, white-tailed eagles are highly susceptible to this pesticide, as are similar fish eaters, such as otters, and bird ... even adult European otters (Lutra lutra). Another mustelid, the American mink (Neovison vison) was introduced as a ... otters and gulls were also numerous and available to kleptoparasitize. The birds to be used for reintroduction were ...
United States Department of State
"Peering down the Corridor: The New Social Network's Features and Their Uses , IBM Center for the Business of Government". ... and social trends; adjudicate visas; and respond to the needs of U.S. citizens abroad. The U.S. maintains diplomatic relations ... Butch Otter. Government. organizations. *Federal Bureau of Investigation. *Department of Justice. *Select Committee on ... "State Department to launch "Corridor" internal social network - Federal Computer Week". Fcw.com. Retrieved June 16, 2012 ...
Upper Sevier River Valley in central Utah, in the Otter Creek region south of Salina and in the vicinity of Fish Lake. Paiute. ... Indians of Colorado. The William E. Hewitt Institute for History and Social Science Education. University of Northern Colorado ... Each spring the Ute (Northern and Southern) hold their traditional Bear Dance, which was used to strengthen social ties and for ... Native Americans also traded at annual trade fairs in New Mexico, which were also ceremonial and social events lasting up to ...
Social Credit Party of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Henry Williamson the famous author of Tarka the Otter[better source needed], Major-General J.F.C. Fuller the military ... the Social Credit Party. At this point C.H. Douglas, the originator of Social Credit and the ideological leader of the group ... The Social Credit Party of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was a political party in the United Kingdom. It grew out of the ... C. B. MacPherson, Democracy in Alberta: Social Credit and the Party System, University of Toronto Press, 2013, p. 134 ...
Powder River County, Montana
84% of Wrocław inhabitants think that air pollution is a serious social problem, according to the poll from May 2017. 73% of ... otters, badgers, weasels, stoats and raccoon dogs. May also appear Muskrat, American mink, raccoon. ... Social Democrats, and trade unionists. Arrests were made for speaking Polish in public, and in 1938 the Nazi-controlled police ...
Only elephants and higher primates live in comparably complex social structures. Due to orcas' complex social bonds, many ... Walruses and sea otters are less frequently taken. Often, to avoid injury, killer whales disable their prey before killing and ... In the 1970s, research pioneered by Michael Bigg led to the discovery of the species' complex social structure, its use of ... Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups (pods) which are the most stable of ...
Evolution of mammals
The extensive shared burrows indicate that these animals were capable of complex social behaviors. ... and a postcranial skeleton very similar in size and shape to an otter. This animal has been lauded as the strongest bite of all ... forelimbs and back suggest that it broke open the nest of social insects to prey on them (probably termites, as ants had not ...
Furbearers: beaver, red fox, mink, pine marten, musk rat, otter, bobcat. *Predators: cougar (mountain lion and panther), wolf, ... "Bonobo social spacing". Davidson College. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2008.. ... Regional social norms are generally antagonistic to hunting, while a few sects, such as the Bishnoi, lay special emphasis on ... Social circumstances and biological realities reshaped it and gave it new meaning. There was no elite monopolizing access to ...
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Also used as blankets at night, these were made of sea otter skins along the coast and on the islands. ... According to Kroeber (1925), the pre-Christian Tongva had a "mythic-ritual-social six-god pantheon". The principal deity was ... and were important to the region's economy and social organization, with trade in food and manufactured goods being ... who was an early convert that had two social identities: "publicly participating in Catholic sacraments at the mission but ...
Social, economic and political data on Taunton from the Vision of Britain website ... the northern suburbs is the Children's Wood riverside reserve which provides a movement corridor for animals including otters ... 18 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Selworthy School has pupils on roll between the ages of 4 and 19 ... while Taunton St Andrews Cricket Club are located at the nearby Wyvern Sports and Social Club. All three clubs play in the West ...
Common furbearers used include fox, rabbit, mink, beaver, ermine, otter, sable, seal, coyote, chinchilla, raccoon, and possum. ... Fur was primarily used for visible linings, with species varied by season within social classes. Furbearing animals decreased ... PETA representative Johanna Fuoss credits social media and email marketing campaigns for helping to mobilize an unprecedented ... "Change on this level would only be driven on a genuine lack of demand and not just social media outcry". As McIntosh puts it, " ...
Adults can be preyed upon by northern river otters, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, bald eagles, golden eagles and to a ... Redheads to not defend their territory or home range and are actually very social while in their breeding ground. This is ... ring-necked duck and greater and lesser scaups and this social parasitism by redheads reduces the hatching success of other ...
Media cross-ownership in the United States
Owns business-oriented social network LinkedIn, web portal MSN, search engine Bing, Xbox gaming consoles and related services, ... Otter Media (Owns Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth), Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock, DC Comics, Warner Bros ... Owns Facebook (the largest U.S. social network), Instagram, messaging services Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and virtual ... social media, internet service providers, and wired and wireless telecommunications. ...
It premiered in June 2014 at BATS Theatre in New Zealand. The Tennessee Aquarium named one of its otters "Benny" in ... Cumberbatch unknowingly has one of the most aggressive fanbases to date, part of the 'Big Three' fandoms on the social media ... "There is an otter named Benedict at the Tennessee Aquarium". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018 ...
In 1972, Bigg organized a sea otter conservation translocation of Pacific sea otters from Alaska to Vancouver Island, a ... Social organization and genealogy of resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the coastal waters of British Columbia and ... Killer whale taxonomy and social structure. In 1976, federal funding for Dr. Bigg's killer whale research ended, and he ... Another discovery was that resident killer whales have one of the most stable social structures of any animal species. Pods of ...
Social. Pets and animals also had social and cultural implications throughout the nineteenth century. The categorization ... Mustelids like badgers, minks, skunks, and otters. *Primates like capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees, guenons, lemurs, macaques, ... For the use of "pet" as a verb, "petting", see Social grooming. For other uses of the abbreviations "PET" and "PETS", see PET ... The pedigree of a dog represented the high status and lineage of their owners and reinforced social stratification. Middle- ...
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How a social lifestyle helped drive a river otter species to near extinction | Science News
A reconstruction of 20th-century hunting practices reveals why one species of Amazon river otters nearly went extinct while ... They targeted many species, including two river otters: the giant otter and the neotropical otter. Only one of these species, ... How a social lifestyle helped drive a river otter species to near extinction. ... Giant otters live in social groups of up to 20 especially noisy animals. That makes them easy to find and efficient to hunt. In ...
Giant otter - Wikipedia
Social structure. The giant otter is a highly social animal and lives in extended family groups. Group sizes are anywhere ... Giant otter range The giant otter or giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is a South American carnivorous mammal. It ... the neotropical river otter, the southern river otter, and the marine otter. (The North American river otter (Lontra ... The smaller neotropical otter is far more shy, less noisy, and less social; at about a third the weight of the giant otter, it ...
North American river otter - Wikipedia
The North American river otter is more social than most mustelids. In all habitats, their basic social group is the family, ... "Otter". National Park Service. 2006-07-26. Retrieved 2009-01-15.. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ... river otter. Other documented common names are American otter, Canada otter, Canadian otter, fish otter, land otter, ... Otter Tracks, how to identify otter tracks in the wild. *Otters, a brief comparison of river and sea otters in the marine ...
Sea otter shot in face fighting for life | CBC News
A sea otter with gunshot wounds to his head and body is struggling to survive, as a team of veterinarians from the Vancouver ... Social Sharing. Adult male sea otter was found in Tofino, B.C., last week. CBC News · Posted: Oct 22, 2013 4:41 PM PT , Last ... Sea otter shot in face fighting for life. A sea otter with gunshot wounds to his head and body is struggling to survive, as a ... A sea otter with gunshot wounds to his head and body is struggling to survive, as a team of veterinarians from the Vancouver ...
The Dimensionality of Customer Satisfaction Survey Responses and Implications for Driver Analysis by Joachim Büschken, Thomas...
Thomas Otter. Goethe University Frankfurt - Department of Marketing ( email ). Frankfurt. Germany. ++49.69.798.34646 (Phone). ... Cognitive Social Science eJournal. Subscribe to this fee journal for more curated articles on this topic ... Thomas Otter. Goethe University Frankfurt - Department of Marketing. Greg M. Allenby. Ohio State University (OSU) - Department ... Büschken, Joachim and Otter, Thomas and Allenby, Greg M., The Dimensionality of Customer Satisfaction Survey Responses and ...
More otters washing up; cause remains unknown | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper
The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer beaches remains unexplained, but preliminary ... More otters washing up; cause remains unknown The cause of an unusual number of dead and dying otters winding up on Homer ... Even for the otters that tested positive for toxins, the toxins may not be the direct cause of death. One otter that tested ... The dead otters washing up on north-shore beaches could have drifted in from other areas. Some otters have been emaciated while ...
Asian small clawed otter - Mogo Zoo
Small-clawed Otters are extremely social animals. They live in extended family groups of up to 15 individuals. Males and ... These otters have dark brown fur above and lighter fur below, often with gray, white, or cream-colored markings on the face and ... Social structure. Seasonal variations in group size. A doe herd normally consists of females and their current offspring and ... These otters live in small streams, rivers, marshes, rice paddies, seacoasts and in mangroves. They share their habitat with ...
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Otters and their social learning abilities.. Posted Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong. For the first time, two ... Social factors affect acceptance of sustainable technologies. Posted Sat, 04 Jun 2011 13:20:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin ... otters have a comparative study on their ability to learn from others in their clan. This could lead to study of more animals ...
Asian small-clawed otter | Smithsonian's National Zoo
Well adapted to life in the water, these social, intelligent animals spend a majority of their time on land. ... Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of all 13 otter species and are native to Asia. ... Asian small-clawed otter. Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of all 13 otter species and are native to Asia. Well ... more endangered social otter species. It was generally believed that otters would be difficult to breed reliably in human care ...
Butch Otter's Political Summary - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart
Office Social Media. Capitol. Office of the Governor. Post Office Box 83720. Boise, ID 83720 Phone: 208-334-2100 Fax: 208-334- ... Butch Otters Political Summary on Issue: Labor Unions. PrintTrack This Politician ... Butch Otter signed - H 173 - Restricting Eligibility for State Retiree Health Benefits. ... Butch Otter voted Yea (Passage) - S J Res 6 - Ergonomics Regulations Resolution. ...
Otters of Blackpool Tickets, Sat, 18 Aug 2018 at 15:00 | Eventbrite
Cork Nature Network presents Otters of Blackpool - Saturday, 18 August 2018 at Blackpool Library, Cork, County Cork. Find event ... Social Settings. Events are social. Allow Facebook friends to see your upcoming events? ... Come and learn about Blackpools otters! Find out about the latest research into this important population of urban otters by ... We have been using remotely activated cameras to capture the movements of these otters as well as stunning images. ...
Playfull Otters by Barbara Bowen
Asian small-clawed otter - Wikipedia
Asian small-clawed otters are mostly social animals. They live in extended family groups of about 12 individuals. They are ... IUCN Otter Specialist Group: Asian Small-clawed Otter Otternet: Species Profile. Oriental Small Claw Otter Animal Diversity Web ... A synonym for the Asian small-clawed otter is Aonyx cinereus. Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest extant otter species. ... Asian Small-Clawed Otter, Aonyx cinerea National Zoological Park: Asian Small-Clawed Otter SeaWorld: Otters. ...
Dr. Moossavi honored for 'decade of dedication' at Sea Otter Classic
Social Media menu. *Extra menu. Chiropractic Identity. Defining who we are for health care Fall 2012 ... Providing care at an event the size of the Sea Otter requires a Sports Council team that averages three to five clinicians and ... For the past 10 years, the West Campus Sports Council has served as the primary sports care provider at the Sea Otter Classic, ... During the decade of Sports Council care at the Sea Otter, West Campus faculty member and Sports Council clinician Mehdi ...
National Register of Historical Places - MINNESOTA (MN), Otter Tail County
Social History Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924 Owner: Private Historic Function: Religion ... MINNESOTA - Otter Tail County Barnard Mortuary (added 1986 - - #86001538) Also known as Nilson Funeral Home 119 N. Union Ave ... Otter Tail County Courthouse (added 1984 - - #84001637) 121 W. Junius Ave. , Fergus Falls ... Sueur Lincoln Lyon Mahnomen Marshall Martin McLeod Meeker Mille Lacs Morrison Mower Murray Nicollet Nobles Norman Olmsted Otter ...
British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought - Oxford Scholarship
It investigates the idealist construction - by thinkers such as Bosanquet, MacKenzie, and Ritchie - of an interpretive social ... This study of a multifarious movement of ideas and their interaction with pioneering social groups interweaves philosophical ... and even naturalist thought in its attempt to frame a social theory suited to the dilemmas of an industrialized and urbanized ... British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought. Sandra M. den Otter. Abstract. Idealism became the ...
Smooth-coated otter - Wikipedia
Smooth-coated otters are social and hunt in groups. They are mainly diurnal, and have a short lull in activity during midday. ... the Smooth-Coated Otter Animal Diversity Web: Smooth-coated otter ARKive: Smooth-coated otter. ... Smooth-coated otters are relatively large for otters, from 7 to 11 kg (15 to 24 lb) in weight and 59 to 64 cm (23 to 25 in) in ... Where only otter species occurs, the smooth-coated otter lives in almost any suitable habitat, but where it is sympatric with ...
Genetic study of sea otters suggests very long history of tool use
... has found via genetic analysis that tool use by sea otters appears to go back hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. ... Cultural hitchhiking: How social behavior can affect genetic makeup in dolphins. March 18, 2014 A UNSW-led team of researchers ... Sea otters pushed out of bay habitat. April 9, 2007 Alaskas sea otters are in peril after a cold winter on the Alaskan ... Endangered sea otters fly into France. December 9, 2016 A pair of jetlagged sea otters arrived in France on Friday after a ...
FDA clears Abiomed heart pump after concerns over death rate
The American Medical Association Is Pushing for Sweeping Policy Changes to Fight Gun Violence
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La Plata Otter - Encyclopedia of Life
The antonym to a solitary animal is a social animal.. *Attribution: https://www.definitions.net/definition/solitary+animal ... La Plata Otter includes 3 children:. * Lontra longicaudis annectens (Major 1897) * Lontra longicaudis enudris (F. G. Cuvier ... Creatures » … » Animals » … » Vertebrates » … » Synapsids » … » Cynodonts » Mammals » … » Carnivores » … » Badgers, otters, ... Lontra longicaudis (La Plata Otter) is a species of mammal in the family Mustelidae. It is listed as near threatened by IUCN ...
A recursive vision : ecological understanding and Gregory Bateson (eBook, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
Peter Harries-Jones] -- Gregory Bateson was one of the most original social scientists of this century. He is widely known as ... He conducted his investigation first in small-scale social settings; then among octopus, otters, and dolphins. Later he took ... He conducted his investigation first in small-scale social settings; then among octopus, otters, and dolphins. Later he took ... http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/856916158#Topic\/social_science_anthropology_general<\/a>> # SOCIAL ...
What's Your Animal Personality Type?
They love being social and having new experiences. Classroom learning is not their strong suit even though they are intelligent ... 8. ESFP: Otter dailyotter.org ESFPs live in the moment and want to experience life at 100 mph. They are incredibly playful, ... ENFJs are social butterflies who are cheerleaders and supporters of a wide variety of friends and acquaintances. They hate ... INTPs are analytical and thoughtful individuals who prefer to work alone and who are often ill at ease in social situations. ...
Peterson Foods to Purchase Otter's Chicken
... owner of Otters Chicken in Mariettas The Avenue®- West Cobb, announced today that it has purchased ... Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases. ... Otters offers chicken tender meals, chicken wraps, chicken sandwiches, salads and a variety of other menu options and portion ... The first Otters restaurant opened in 2003, and ultimately, the concept was expanded to include locations in three states. ...
How a New Private Club Crafts Full-Service Social Lives | Seattle Met
The Week in Five Bites, from Legit Bagels to Boozy Otter Pops. 08/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion ... The Collective is the newest, but hardly the only, one-stop shop for a social life in Seattle. Across Dexter, the Modera ... Social isolation inflicted by technology doesnt help, says Tabitha Kirkland, a University of Washington professor of ... Like all the blue bloods in Caddyshack, Collective members pay for their prepackaged social calendar; at $120 per month, plus a ...
Diet of otters (Lutra lutra) in various habitat types in the Pannonian biogeographical region compared to other regions of...
We found the main fish diet of otters in most of these areas consisted of small (,100 g), eurytopic, littoral and non-native, ... we described the dietary patterns of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in 23 study sites within the Pannonian biogeographical ... The ecology of carnivore social behaviour.. Nature 301:379-384 *. Mason CF, Macdonald SM. 1986. Otters: ecology and ... The status of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra). IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 19A:24-48 ...
Behavioral and genetic aspects of male social groups in raccoons
2000] and river otters [Blundell et al. 2004]).. Male raccoons (Procyon lotor) in southern Texas form social groups that have ... These earlier studies did not report home-range overlap or measures of social behavior and our results suggest that social ... 1992]). However, nearly all of these species are considered social, with both sexes exhibiting social aggregations. ... which may in turn affect the tenure of social groups. Duration of social bonds among males was associated with high genetic ...
Social Media post finds boy new kidney
Minnesota Court: Posting patients photo on social media not illegal. *North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club teaching social ... The power of social media and prayer is proving to be a life-saver for two people, living thousands of miles apart. Unknown to ... Nicole Kavanaugh was scrolling social media when she came across the news story of Cartners need for a kidney.. "I watched it ... Harmless social media post causes a stir at Rochester school. * ... Otter Tail. 2828. 18. Benton. 2786. 42. Winona. 2581. 28. Mower ...
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- Female North American river otters give birth in these underground burrows, producing litters of one to six young. (wikipedia.org)
- North American river otters, like most predators, prey upon the most readily accessible species. (wikipedia.org)
- Instances of North American river otters eating small mammals, such as mice and squirrels, and occasionally birds have been reported as well. (wikipedia.org)
- North American river otters are very susceptible to the effects of environmental pollution , which is a likely factor in the continued decline of their numbers. (wikipedia.org)
- North American river otters inhabit unpolluted freshwater waterways such as rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and swamps or marshes. (outdooralabama.com)
- North American river otters are mainly fish eaters. (outdooralabama.com)
- North American river otters are typically social animals except during spring when the female drives the male away to give birth. (outdooralabama.com)
- Since the 1970's reintroduction programs have been successful in restoring River Otters and expanding populations in 21 states as well as in Alberta, Canada. (paws.org)
- In the western U.S. areas with high beaver populations, permanent pools and good vegetation cover are important for good otter habitat. (paws.org)
- As well as a successful record with breeding exotic otter species, Chester Zoo has also helped fund research and conservation projects in Cheshire to monitor and safeguard native otter populations which are distant relations of the Asian short-clawed species. (itv.com)
- Giant otter populations have declined due to illegal hunting for their fur and because of loss or degradation of their natural habitats due to mining, deforestation and pollution. (heart.co.uk)
- North American river otter populations span the North American continent from east to west, extending across 45 states from southern Florida to northern Alaska and all Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island. (outdooralabama.com)
- Populations of seals, sea lions, and sea otters have sequentially collapsed over large areas of the northern North Pacific Ocean and southern Bering Sea during the last several decades. (pnas.org)
- Northern fur seal ( Callorhinus ursinus ), harbor seal ( Phoca vitulina ), and sea otter ( Enhydra lutris ) populations have also fallen precipitously. (pnas.org)
- Moreover, the role of kinship in the formation of male social bonds also varies within and among populations. (springer.com)
- Sea otters have coexisted with coastal Indigenous peoples for millennia, until the maritime fur trade in the 19th century wiped out their populations in BC and along most of the Pacific coast. (sfu.ca)
- In areas where the sea otters have returned, sea urchins, clams and abalone populations have been or are being decimated. (sfu.ca)
- Behavioral ecology: social networks for dullards. (uwyo.edu)
- Ecology and Society: Hydraulic engineering in the social-ecological delta: understanding the interplay between social, ecological, and technological systems in the Dutch delta by means of "delta trajectories. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- I am generally interested in the evolution and ecology of cognition and social behaviour. (exeter.ac.uk)
- I'm standing in the shade near the GT Bicycles booth at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic when I turn around and see an old guy performing crazy flatland tricks on a 90s GT Zasker mountain bike with 3 spoke nylon wheels. (cyclelicio.us)
- I arrived early for the 2017 Sea Otter Classic with vendors still setting up at Laguna Seca Raceway. (cyclelicio.us)
- Bosch eBike Systems invites racers to participate in the 2017 Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21st at the Sea Otter Classic. (cyclelicio.us)
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- The otters form the subfamily Lutrinae within the mustelids and the giant otter is the only member of the genus Pteronura . (wikipedia.org)
- The North American river otter, a member of the subfamily Lutrinae in the weasel family (Mustelidae), is equally versatile in the water and on land. (wikipedia.org)
- It is a member of the otter subfamily (Lutrinae) of the weasel family (Mustelidae), and is the smallest otter species in the world. (wikipedia.org)
- Otter is a common name for a carnivorous mammal in subfamily Lutrinae . (eol.org)
- Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae . (wikipedia.org)
- On Oct. 30, Hunter and other volunteers collected two dead otters and studied a third. (juneauempire.com)
- The dead otters washing up on north-shore beaches could have drifted in from other areas. (juneauempire.com)
- Scientists collected 19 injured or dead otters with signs of shark bites in August and seven already in September. (nbcsandiego.com)
- The new tags, known as a Life History Transmitters developed by Markus Horning, were surgically inserted in female otters Langley and Sprout during a recent procedure at Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, where the animals were paired up. (nbcbayarea.com)
- Female otters reach sexual maturity at approximately two years of age and males at approximately three years. (eol.org)
- Dane Phillips went 3-for-5 and fell a double short of the cycle, helping the Evansville Otters beat the Traverse City Beach Bums 11-7 Thursday at Bosse Field in front of 3,524. (courierpress.com)
- The Evansville Otters scored all three runs in the first inning Friday, but it was enough in a 3-2 victory over the Southern Illinois Miners in front of 3,908 at Bosse Field. (courierpress.com)
- Using spraint analysis and relative frequency of occurrence data from the literature, we described the dietary patterns of Eurasian otters ( Lutra lutra ) in 23 study sites within the Pannonian biogeographical region in Hungary. (peerj.com)
- The North American river otter ( Lutra canadensis ) is a member of the weasel family. (outdooralabama.com)
- Sea otters, Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus, 1758), are the largest member of the Family Mustelidae (70 species of river otters, skunks, weasels, badgers, etc.) and are the smallest marine mammal in North America. (marinebio.org)
- Like all otters, the smooth-coated otter is a member of the Mustelidae family, which includes badgers, weasels, mink and otters. (seapics.com)
- River otters range in habitats from marine environments to high mountain lakes to desert canyons. (paws.org)
- The Trust works with neighboring Amerindian communities to protect giant otters and their habitats. (heart.co.uk)
- Kelp forest ecosystems are characteristic of sea otter habitats. (marinebio.org)
- The preferred habitats of smooth-coated otters are lakes, rivers and ponds with heavy vegetation, as well as rice fields, seasonally flooded lands, coastal wetlands, mangroves, estuaries and peat swamp forests. (seapics.com)
- Amblonyx cinereus), also known as the oriental small-clawed otter or simply small-clawed otter, is a semiaquatic mammal native to South and Southeast Asia. (wikipedia.org)
- The Oriental Small-clawed Otter lives in extended family groups with only the alpha pair breeding and previous offspring helping to raise the young. (thefullwiki.org)
- When a female Oriental Small-clawed Otter named Pia went into labor on February 28, keepers noticed that she was having difficulty delivering her babies. (zooborns.com)
- The Oriental small-clawed otter is the smallest otter species and the giant otter and sea otter are the largest. (eol.org)
- The smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale. (wikipedia.org)
- However, on 14 June 2014, a smooth-coated otter called Ping at Wingham Wildlife Park in the UK gave birth to a litter of seven young. (wikipedia.org)
- The smooth-coated otter is the largest otter species found in Eurasia. (seapics.com)
- Two rare young giant otters - among the first to be bred in captivity in the UK - have a new home in the New Forest and are on call to be whisked away anytime, anywhere in the world, to breed. (heart.co.uk)
- Roger and Carol have been involved in otter conservation for over 30 years and were the first people in the UK to look after giant otters in captivity. (heart.co.uk)
- Our previous work on captive zebra finches suggests that early-life stress can switch social learning as well as song learning strategies in captivity. (exeter.ac.uk)
- Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of all 13 otter species and are native to Asia. (si.edu)
- The smallest of the 13 otter species, weighing less than 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) and measuring up to two feet (61 centimeters) long-with 10 to 14 inches (25 to 35 centimeters) of that being tail. (si.edu)
- Oriental Small-clawed Otters are the smallest species of all otters in the world, having a head-to-tail length of around 94 cm and weigh of 2.7 to 5.4 kg. (thefullwiki.org)
- The smallest of the world's 13 Otter species, weighing less than 12 pounds as adults, Oriental Small-clawed Otters are found in the streams, rivers, marshes, and wetlands of southern India, southern China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. (zooborns.com)
- An adult North American river otter can weigh between 5.0 and 14 kg (11.0 and 30.9 lb). (wikipedia.org)
- The new litter of Asian short-clawed otters, which currently weigh between 450g and 612g, is made up of two boys and three girls - all yet to be named by their keepers. (itv.com)
- They are the heaviest of the Old World otters, as they weigh between 7 kg (15.4 lbs) and 11 kg (24.2 lbs). (seapics.com)
- The adult male otter was found on the shoreline in Tofino, B.C., in obvious distress and with significant injuries to his flippers, and was delivered to the aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Oct. 18 in critical condition. (cbc.ca)
- River Otters are a medium sized semi-aquatic mammal with a cylindrical body, big nose, small ears and webbed feet. (paws.org)
- Sprout the sea otter undergoes a procedure at Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center to install a new Life History Transmitter which will track her biological information during the course of her life. (nbcbayarea.com)
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- Although they are not particularly social, they do have razor sharp wit (and claws), and are often surprised to learn that people do enjoy their company. (buzzfeed.com)
- [ 1 ] This otter is distinctive for its forepaws, as the claws do not extend above the fleshy end pads of its toes and fingers. (thefullwiki.org)
- Otters have sharp claws and webbing between toes on all four feet. (outdooralabama.com)
- Most have sharp claws on their feet and all except the sea otter have long, muscular tails. (eol.org)
- The giant otter shows a variety of adaptations suitable to an amphibious lifestyle, including exceptionally dense fur, a wing-like tail, and webbed feet. (wikipedia.org)
- With paired scent glands at the base of the tail, otters emit an intensely musky smell that can delineate territory and communicates information concerning identity, sex, sexual receptivity and time elapsed between scenting visits. (si.edu)
- Smooth-coated otters are relatively large for otters, from 7 to 11 kg (15 to 24 lb) in weight and 59 to 64 cm (23 to 25 in) in head-body length, with a tail 37 to 43 cm (15 to 17 in) long. (wikipedia.org)
- On the other hand, they say, anatomical features of the tail and feet, including long, likely webbed appendages, similar to an otter, indicate that it was a good swimmer too. (dicyt.com)
- For the past 10 years, the West Campus Sports Council has served as the primary sports care provider at the Sea Otter Classic, a four-day annual event that brings nearly 10,000 world-class competitors to Monterey, Calif., for what is regarded as the world's premier cycling festival. (palmer.edu)
- Several of the world's largest deltas have recently been conceptualized as social-ecological delta systems. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- In some regions, though, their population is controlled to allow the trapping and harvesting of otters for their pelts . (wikipedia.org)
- Otter pelts range from a rich dark brown (almost black) to a pale chestnut on the back and sides and light brown mixed with varying amounts of gray on the belly. (outdooralabama.com)
- Eight otters had toxins from Alexandrium plankton, the same plankton that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, or PSP. (juneauempire.com)
- However, since otters eat 40 percent of their weight daily, Boege-Tobin cautioned that biotoxin levels in otters can't be compared to that in shellfish or translated into levels that would be toxic to people. (juneauempire.com)
- Instead, researchers have found that otters living near the mouths of rivers and streams are three times more likely to be exposed to Toxoplasma , which suggests that storm water runoff from areas frequented by cats may be a larger part of the problem. (marinemammalcenter.org)
- The giant otter frequents rivers, streams, lakes, and swamps of tropical lowland rainforests and the species is particularly vulnerable to human disturbance. (heart.co.uk)
- The otter, later identified as an adult male, was admitted to the Center's hospital on the evening of July 3. (marinemammalcenter.org)
- Yankee Doodle was placed in one of the Center's newly retrofitted otter pens , separated by a pen of sea lions from our other sea otter patient, Otto, to prevent the territorial adult male otters from fighting. (marinemammalcenter.org)
- Phys.org)-A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found via genetic analysis that tool use by sea otters appears to go back hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. (phys.org)
- But, they found, this was not the case at all-otters that used tools were found to be no more related to other tool users than to groups that did not use tools. (phys.org)
- Asian short-clawed otters, which are found in various parts of Asia from India to the Philippines and China, are listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as vulnerable to extinction. (itv.com)
- Antonio Pineda, a graduate student at The Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution in Tarragona, Spain, was excavating an archaeological site primarily looking for stone tools and traces of humans when he found a pile of hyena coprolites. (nationalgeographic.com)
- We found that highly sighted male dolphins formed 12 social clusters composed of two to five individuals. (springer.com)
- Many ecological aspects of tool-use in sea otters are similar to those in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. (phys.org)
- Our results highlight the important role that both social and economic factors (even stronger than ecological factors) play driving predator control, and therefore the need of incorporating these factors when making decisions to mitigate the human-predator conflict. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- However, the occurrence of these male cooperative groups has been predicted to occur only under certain social and ecological conditions, driven by factors such as differences in population density, operational sex ratio, and sexual size dimorphism. (springer.com)
- Although such conceptualizations are valuable in emphasizing complex interaction between social actors and ecological processes in deltas, they do not go into specific dynamics that surround technological developments in the hydraulic domain. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- The delta trajectory concept is introduced as a way to understand the interplay between social, ecological, and technological systems in deltas. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- Within the broader field of human-environment studies, social-ecological systems (SES) theory is frequently used to study interactions between human actors and environmental processes. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- Therefore, we were interested in further exploring how these dynamics, in particular the role of hydraulic engineering works, influencing and being influenced by social-ecological interactions in delta systems, affect the development pathway of the composite delta system. (ecologyandsociety.org)
- With the return of sea otters to BC's West coast, Anne Salomon, a marine ecologist in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, saw a unique opportunity to conduct research with communities to better understand and prepare for the profound ecological, social, and cultural changes this key predator triggers. (sfu.ca)
- The team is currently focused on identifying the factors that enable or constrain a community's ability to adapt to the profound social and ecological changes that sea otters bring. (sfu.ca)
- Yet the visible ecological impact has been mirrored by a tangible deterioration in the social fabric of the worst-hit coastal fishing communities, according to experts and local officials. (smh.com.au)