MARINE ANIMALS MOURN THEIR DEAD?
MARINE ANIMALS MOURN THEIR DEAD?
DO MARINE ANIMALS MOURN THEIR DEAD? | SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND MANY DO!
Dolphins cry ?
Cetaceans do not cry materially as they are devoid of lacrimal glands but the eyes emit a viscous liquid that protects them from salt. This does not mean, however, that did not sorrow for the death of his little.
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In this article we will see the “cases”, the “stories” and what happens to marine animals in distant seas and ocean. We observe the comments and some considerations of the scientists and researchers, and finally some notes of *Filmati Di Mare*
The video hereto depicts a dolphin carrying her little one that sadly died. She could have ignored the death and went on her way. However in this rather interesting animal behavioral video it shows the mother carrying the little one on her dorsal fin, which is the dolphins way of grieving. Mourning the loss of a loved one was initially thought to be just a human emotion. However, over the years, experts have observed similar behavior in terrestrial social animals like gorillas and elephants. In one case, a herd of wild elephants spent hours trying to lift the body of their dead matriarch. After accepting her death, the elephants covered the body with leaves and tree branches and kept vigil for two days before finally dispersing. Now, scientists have discovered that even whales undergo tremendous sorrow when they lose an offspring or companion.
For their research, the team led by Melissa Reggente, a biologist from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy, parsed through data from 14 observations of unusual whale conduct. Seven of those incidents appeared to display mourning or grieving behavior.
The results of the study, published in the Journal of Mammology in July, indicate that whether it is the massive Sperm whale, the killer (Orca) whale or the relatively tiny spinner dolphin, the grieving patterns are similar.
In one case, researchers on a boat in the Red Sea saw an Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin push the badly decayed corpse of a smaller dolphin through the water. When they lassoed the carcass and began towing it towards land to bury it, the adult dolphin swam alongside, until the water became too shallow.
Even then, it continued to watch long after the body had been removed from the water. Reggente speculates that the adult dolphin was probably grieving the untimely death of its calf.
In a separate, but equally heart-wrenching incident observed near the San Juan Islands in Washington; a female killer whale was seen balancing her dead newborn on top of her head to keep it from sinking.
In the North Atlantic Ocean, a pod (1) of short-finned pilot whales Globicefali created a circle around a grieving mother and her dead calf, protecting the two from predators looking to feed on the corpse. The scientists say that this behavior is extremely “costly’ for animals because it takes time away from normal activities like foraging for food, mating, and socializing with other members of the species. It, therefore, makes no evolutionary sense, thus leading the team to conclude that the whales were grieving for their loved ones.
Barbara King, emeritus professor of anthropology at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, concurs with this theory. The author of the book How Animals Grieve, says that some of the unusual behavior may be driven by curiosity or exploration. However, when mammals expend energy with actions like clinging on to their loved one’s bodies or repeatedly touching the carcass with their fins, they are mourning for their loss.
Given that whales are intelligent social animals, the findings do not come as a big surprise to most experts. The mammals do, after all, form strong friendships and even lifelong bonds with companions, just like humans. However, now that there is substantial evidence of the grief they undergo, people will perhaps be more cautious in their treatment of these magnificent marine animals.
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Dr Jose C. Depre.
Environmental, Botanical and Human Scientist.
A female dolphin Orcaella brevirostris (Irrawaddy dolphin) and its small were found dead Aug. 8, 1916 alongside the river near Kratie province Chet Brei
Also find a mom and a small dead almost embraced, it will mean something ?
MORE IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS FOUND DEAD | CHET BOREI.
A female Irrawaddy dolphin and its baby were found dead yesterday morning in Kratie province’s Chet Brei district, though cause of death is still unknown. The mother dolphin and its baby were found side by side in the river near the district’s Bos Leav commune. We do not know the cause of death. It could have been a natural death during childbirth. The possibility of human interference has as of yet not been ruled out. They could have been trapped in the net of local fishers. Although Irrawaddy dolphins are not purposefully exploited, they are often killed accidentally by fishermen who string nets illegally in the protected waters where they live.
The mother dolphin was 120 kilograms and 220 centimetres long. Her baby was just 1 kilogram and 44 centimetres long.he bodies will be frozen for further investigation. This is the fifth Irrawaddy dolphin death this year. Irrawaddy dolphins are listed as [vulnerable] and in some zones around the world the species has gone completely extinct. Should we lose all populations of Irrawaddy dolphins it will only have a disastrous effect onto the already practically crippled marine and fresh water eco-system.
International Animal Rescue Foundation Marine Conservation Society are calling on members of the public to submit anonymously or in private to us any information that can lead to poaching incidents being stopped. Your email to us will be 100% confidential, none of which will be made public or shared with third parties. We will provide £100 for any report that leads us to an active Irrawaddy dolphin poaching rung (per person). Think about it, you know where are.
Dr Jose C. Depre.
Environmental, Botanical, and Human Scientist.
Notes of * Filmati Di Mare *
After all that has so far read in this interesting and particular item we can not fail to tell a striking phrase of Gandhi (1869-1948) “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that animals are treated . “and that of Martin Buber” the eyes of an animal have the ability to speak a great language. “~
We are watching whether animals feel pain and they are been mentioned in this article (1) Whales pilot (dolphins). How could we, then, not to mention the annual slaughter of globidcefali that take place annually at the Faroe Islands, of the “civil” Denmark (member of the EEC)
Ancestral tradition, absurd and anachronistic, especially in modern times which brought the sea and its creatures to a real collapse. Certainly, hundreds of “attacks” to the oceans in many forms; those who follow us on Facebook has been able to see the many publications and complaint album. With danger seas, even the human being is heavily involved.
Returning to the Faeroe Islands, we invite readers to view our interesting album (on our Facebook page) titled <<< Faroe Islands: a school of cruelty >>> (Isole Fær Øer: a scuola di crudeltà)The link to enter: https://www.facebook.com/148462715232329/photos/?tab=album&album_id=391331447612120
Many photos (89), many info to learn more and see, even with their gregarious behavior, these poor creatures who clearly feel pain. A few photos here to start and then everything in our album.
The Civil United Kingdom of Denmark …… Faroe (Faeroe) as Taiji. A disgrace to the human race. STOP the slaughter of cetaceans.
“Let us not stop ONLY THE IMAGE A SOMETIMES HAPPENS: we read about the album and some photos. “for know, inform and sensitize others” Faroe Islands: a school of cruelty is the title guessed as we will see the children conducted on the spot by the parents to “learn” …. very good the Danes who hide behind the traditions, such as Japanese and Chinese, and others, regardless of a world changed since the days. ” * Ser * The Faroe Islands (far. Føroyar, dan. Færøerne) are an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland. The islands are administratively part of the ……… (Read more album)
July 6, 2016 …… ..notizia shocking: the pictures of the players participating in the Faroese whale dolphin massacre (pilot whales, or grindadrap,) The images have been circulated and revealing online players …… (Read more all’album)
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