From the beautiful borneo shark, to the rarest irrawaddy dolphins, these are 14 ENDANGERED Sea Creatures ! Green Sea Turtles -- There’s a global trade in sea turtle meat and turtle products, and that serves to endanger these creatures. Some of these animals are caught and killed at young ages, then dried and varnished to be sold as curio items. The animals are also poached for their shells, which can fetch steep prices. The reason that Green Sea Turtles are named as such is because they eat only green seagrass and seaweeds. They also have a layer of green-colored fats under their shells. Borneo Shark -- Sharks are mercilessly hunted for their meat and for their fins, which is considered a delicacy. Borneo Sharks have been listed as endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These are often considered the rarest of all sharks and only inhabit misty rivers. The small creatures measure around 26 inches long, and the only confirmed specimens were found in 1937 and 2004! Fin Whale -- This is the second largest animal after the blue whale, and is found from polar to tropical waters. As with other large whales, this animal was hunted heavily throughout the 20th century, and is considered an endangered species. Even though the International Whaling Commission issued a moratorium on the commercial hunting of this whale, Japan and Iceland have resumed hunting. Global estimates for the population range from under 100,000 to around 119,000. Asian stocks of the Fin Whale are considered critically endangered. Hawksbill Sea Turtle -- While it resembles other marine turtles, the animal is clearly distinguished by its curved, sharp beak and serrated appearance of its shell margins. They spend more time in tropical coral reefs and shallow lagoons in addition to living in the open ocean. They’ve been eaten as delicacies in China since the fifth century BC and their shells are used for decorative purposes … it is the basis of the material, tortoiseshell. The turtle’s critically endangered status is due to loss of habitat because of pollution and coastal development, among other factors. Whale Shark -- Discovered in 1828 off the South African coast, it’s considered to be the biggest fish species in the world … reaching a confirmed length of 41.5 feet and weighing 47,000 pounds. It’s found in tropical waters, and is considered endangered due to the impact of fisheries, vessels strikes and bycatch losses. And because the animals can live to around 70, their late maturation means it takes more time to repopulate their losses. Currently, there is no agreed-upon estimate of the global whale shark population. Irrawaddy (ee-ra-wah-dee) Dolphins --These creatures are related to the Orca, or Killer Whales … and is similar in appearance to the Beluga. It’s found near sea coasts and in rivers in areas of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia. They’re considered more susceptible to human conflict that dolphins that live farther in the open ocean. Noise pollution from high-speed vessels is considered a threat to these animals, because it makes them dive for extended periods of time. But accidental capture and drowning in gillnets present a greater risk for the animals. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists five out seven subpopulations as critically endangered, due primarily to the risk of drowning in fishing nets. Axolotl --- It’s also known as a Mexican Walking Fish. Despite that name, it’s actually an amphibian, and they are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate their limbs. The creature is native only to lakes of central Mexico and is listed as a critically endangered species in the wild, with a population that’s decreasing. Water pollution from the urbanization of Mexico City is cited as a major threat to the Axolotl. Likewise the introduction of non-native fish such as Asian carp, which prey on the amphibians. As of 2010, axolotls in the wild were considered near extinct. Vaquita Porpoises -- This rare species of small porpoise is native to the northern region of the Gulf of California … and is considered to be the world’s most endangered cetacean. While they’ve never been hunted directly, a major reason for their decline is the use of illegal gillnets … that’s a type of netting that catches fish by the gills and prevents their escape. The Vaquita aren’t always the target for gillnets, but become ensnared all the same. In 2014 the estimated number of individuals was less than 100 … by 2016 that number was down to 60. Unless greater conservation efforts are undertaken, it’s speculated that this species could become extinct within 5 years time. Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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Endangered Ocean Life – Sea Turtles, Endangered Species What do Elk Horn Corals, Leatherback Sea Turtles, and Hawaiian Muck Seals all have in common? They are all protected under US Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is one of the most effective conservation laws in the United States using science based management plan it has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it protects. So how does it work? The US Congress put the US Fish and Wildlife service in charge of land and fresh water species and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in charge of marine species. These agencies can review the status of these species on their own or concerned citizens or groups can petition the agencies to list a species, after a review process a species can be listed as either Endangered or Threatened is necessary. Endangered means the species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range. Threatened means the species is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. If the species is listed as Endangered it is illegal to kill, harass, harm or capture it without special permission. Threatened species may be given many of the same protections, once the species is listed the agency in charge can designate the species Federally Protected Habitat, they will also develop a recovery plan to guide government and private efforts to help the species and get it out of danger. Today the Endangered Species Act protects over 2,140 listed species. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA continue to develop new technologies and management approaches to insure the Endangered Species Act stays effective and that endangered species populations can rebound and their habits can recover. A healthy ocean needs strong and sustainable populations of all marine species and the endangered species act has gone a long way to keeping it that way. Did you know that Sea Turtles have been living on Planet Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, around 110 million years. There are 7 different species of sea turtles, 6 of which Green, Hawksbill, Kemp’s Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead, and the Olive Ridley can be found throughout the ocean in both warm and cool waters, the 7th species the Flatback lives only in Australia. What’s amazing about sea turtles is after years of living and traveling the open ocean they return to the nesting grounds of where they were born to lay their eggs, in their voyage from nesting to feeding grounds some species will travel more than 1000 miles. But life is filled with danger for the sea turtle especially the hatchlings, on the beach birds, crabs, raccoons and even foxes will eat the hatchlings, and if the hatchlings make it to the ocean they are still tasty snacks for sea birds and fish. However the greatest threats for sea turtles are not from natural predators they are from humans, accidental catch in commercial fisheries or entanglement in marine debris are a serious threat to sea turtles as well as destruction of beach habitat , harvesting and poaching for meat and eggs and even boat strikes. But people aren’t just sitting by, nations are working together to protect and conserve sea turtles. In 1981 an international agreement made it illegal to trade all 7 species of sea turtle and their eggs or meat internationally, governments are figuring out ways to reduce bycatch such as requiring new designs in fishing gear and changes to fishing practices to make them less likely to capture turtles. Marine protected areas are being established in important sea turtle habitats. Conservation organizations are working with local communities to help change fishing practices as well as transition incomes away from turtle harvesting and toward turtle tourism . Other local efforts include working to reduce sources of marine debris, monitoring sea turtle nests and protecting them from poaching, and passing laws that prevent irresponsible development of known nesting beaches. A healthy ocean depends on sea turtles and sea turtles need our help. Don’t forget to subscribe A Special Thank you to Mike Gonzalez For the Sea Turtle Photo, used as the youtube video thumbnail http://a-z-animals.com/animals/sea-turtle/pictures/2455/ Each Week, a new Did you Know? Video Beluga Whales-Ocean Mammals http://youtu.be/4YnRobITZJ8 Seahorse-Male Seahorse Giving Birth http://youtu.be/Nra3n3sVeiI Sharks – Endangered Animals of the Ocean http://youtu.be/ez8-fnbmp-U Octopus-How a Giant Pacific Octopus Eats http://youtu.be/TZeeszGQqTg Endangered Species Act-North American right Whale http://youtu.be/pU3DwU44D4U
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Learn about the top 10 most endangered species and marine animals of the ocean world.
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Lost Sharks of Easter Island : http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shows/ ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta What was once a paradise for underwater creatures is now a deserted battleground, its inhabitants casualties of the modern world. Endangered Sea Creatures | National Geographic https://youtu.be/dV9pM3b61e8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Top 10 endangered marine species - all the species found on this list were classified as critically endangered by the IUCN red list of threatened species. Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. Species listed as critically endangered tend to have had a 80-90% reduction in population size over the last decade. ***SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW VIDEOS EVERY FRIDAY*** Find out more information about the criteria for critically endangered species here: http://www.iucnredlist.org/static/categories_criteria_3_1#critical Let me know is you would like to see individual videos on each of these species in the comments! N.B. The listed animals may not be the most threatened however they all face the risk of extinction and as such are underrepresented in terms of current conservation efforts. Video credits: 10. Angelshark (Squatina squatina) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No6WZ7ZAYNg (Especies de Canarias) 9. European eel (Anguilla anguilla) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs_1UwdCXWc (Jack Perks) 8. Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzwC6XLeUYI (Alex) 7.Beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77DuT6qRg1Q 6.Staghorn coral (Acropora cerviconus) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaSZHjejqjU 5.Atlantic Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0eCyugm6f0 (National Geographic) 4. Smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinate) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx1gnXpxD68 (Grant Johnson) 3. Common skate (Dipturus batis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X1tY7xcbm0 (G Smith kayak angling) 2. Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLw7Dv2aIc 1. Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-u5rQCIJec (tomb0171) Music credits: Unstoppable by Ross Budgen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuLsHkl_Xuk) Audio credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA8X9a9Wq7o (Chris Johnson - Voice of Marine Ecologist Bob Pitman) Thumbnail credit: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/22/watch-grouper-slurps-down-a-shark-not-a-typical-meal/ Featured image credit: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140813-vaquita-gulf-california-mexico-totoaba-gillnetting-china-baiji/
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Ocean Conservation and Marine Life Expert Jaclyn Friedlander brings awareness to and shares fun facts about 10 endangered sea creatures. Follow Jaclyn: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackpot222 Get Jaclyn's twitter ocean info: Twitter: https://twitter.com/friendswithfins Get the books!- http://www.friendswithfins.com Photo Credits used under Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Short tailed albatross Photos by - Hiroshi Hasegawa - http://goo.gl/Tbf0cW Elkhorn coral Photo by NOAA - https://goo.gl/uzJ5PB US Fish and Wildlife Service - https://goo.gl/yp83GO Matthew Hoelscher - https://goo.gl/aFgzlV Hammerheard Sharks Barry Peters - https://goo.gl/nYjLbp Allie_Caulfield - https://goo.gl/50YL1u Ed Selby - https://goo.gl/DEiXte Manattees Psyberartist - https://goo.gl/NXnP7W U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - https://goo.gl/VLolfI Tanjila Ahmed - https://goo.gl/tl2C67 Turtles U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - https://goo.gl/rih58L Steve Jurvetson - https://goo.gl/2wpFKR Robert Linsdell - https://goo.gl/kzOHuC Frank_am_Main - https://goo.gl/wjEjPc Sting Rays David Ohmer - https://goo.gl/7WRu1J J. Todd Poling - https://goo.gl/gkUpGy Monk Seals U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - https://goo.gl/NmNKG7 Vivtony00 - https://goo.gl/mGfvCl Robin Wendler - https://goo.gl/15mgEP (Fishing nets) Estaban Chiner - https://goo.gl/ay3oOR (Fishing nets) Miemo Penttinen - https://goo.gl/4o16EJ Blue Whales Oregon State University - https://goo.gl/27y31y Greory “Slobirdr” Smith - https://goo.gl/lY2Wlm Tim Wilson - https://goo.gl/194qWe Thomas Quine - https://goo.gl/PdoauS Thoth God Knowledge - https://goo.gl/zu9Elx Lauren Packard (sperm whale) - https://goo.gl/BwnEup White Abalone NOAA - https://goo.gl/qClYzT http://goo.gl/8NWL9v http://goo.gl/9hdI3X Vaquitas Photo by: Flip Nicklin - http://goo.gl/ynwuj5 World Wildlife Fund, Photo by: Thomas A. Jefferson - https://goo.gl/K1eFe2 World Wildlife Fund, Drawing by: William Shepard - https://goo.gl/N3dLb5
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Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging. Lesson by Scott Gass, animation by Veronica Wallenberg and Johan Sonestedt. View the full lesson at: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-survival-of-the-sea-turtle
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Did you know that sea turtles have been living on planet Earth since the time of the dinosaurs? Around 110 million years. There are seven different species of sea turtles, six of which - green, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and the olive ridley - can be found throughout the ocean in both warm and cool waters. The seventh species, the flatback, lives only in Australia. A healthy ocean depends on sea turtles. And sea turtles need our help. Get the story in 2:45 minutes. Original video source: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/endoceanseaturtles/
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Did you know that sharks have existed for more than 400 million years? There are more than 450 species of sharks throughout the ocean and they come in all different colors and sizes. While the majority of shark species have sustainable populations, a number of them have been shrinking at an alarming rate. For these species, overfishing, bycatch, and shark finning are contributing factors in their decline. But thanks to a global, growing awareness about vulnerable shark species, many countries are implementing shark fin bans -- even in places where shark fin soup is considered a delicacy and cultural tradition. Get the story in 2:22 minutes. Original video source: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/endoceansharks/
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TEACHERS: Get your students in the discussion on KQED Learn, a safe place for middle and high school students to investigate controversial topics and share their voices. https://learn.kqed.org/topics/5 Species are going extinct at crazy high rates. Does it matter? Find out in this video. ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and investigates the research behind controversial and trending topics in the news. Hosted by Myles Bess. *NEW VIDEOS EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY* SUBSCRIBE by clicking the RED BUTTON above. Follow us on Instagram @kqedabovethenoise What does it mean when a species goes extinct? A species goes extinct when there are no longer any more of that species left on earth. That species is gone forever aka extinct. What is the 6th mass extinction? Throughout earth’s history there have been five major mass extinction events-- where a large percentage of species died out. Scientists estimate that we are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction event right now, where species are dying out at 1,000 to 10,000 times baseline extinction rates. Why should we care if a species goes extinct? Moral and ethical arguments to try to prevent species extinction include reasons like all life has a right to be here, or that we owe it to our grandchildren to protect species so they can see them in the wild. Species also impact the ecosystems they are a part of; plants and animals depend on each other in an ecosystem for things like food and shelter, so if one species dies out, then that could affect other species in an ecosystem. For example sea otters live in kelp forests and eat sea urchins, and when they were hunted almost to extinction the sea urchin population increased and ate all the kelp-- destroying the kelp forest habitat. What are ecosystem services? Ecosystem services are the collective benefits we get from ecosystems. Ecosystems provide us with a lot of great things like natural resources and water, and are home to living things we depend on-- like insects that pollinate our crops and decomposers that get rid of our waste. Ecosystems are healthiest when they are the most biodiverse. SOURCES AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Future threats to biodiversity and pathways to their prevention (Nature)https://www.nature.com/articles/nature22900 The Biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection (Science) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24876501 List of Recently Extinct Species: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/List_of_recently_extinct_species.html The Extinction Crisis (Center for Biological Diversity): http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/ What is the point of saving endangered species? (BBC) http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150715-why-save-an-endangered-species Sea Turtles Might Be Threatened, But So Are Their Hunters (National Geographic) https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151130-olive-ridley-turtles-egg-poaching-Mexico/ Threats and Knowledge Gaps of for ecosystem services provided by kelp forests: a northeast Atlantic perspective (Ecology and Evolution) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3810891/ How Sea Otters Help Save the Planet: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/10/sea-otters-global-warming-trophic-cascades-food-chain-kelp Cattle Ranching in the Amazon (Yale School of Forestry) https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching FOR EDUCATORS KQED Learn https://learn.kqed.org KQED Teach https://teach.kqed.org KQED Education https://ww2.kqed.org/education https://www.facebook.com/KQEDEducation https://twitter.com/KQEDedspace https://www.instagram.com/kqededucation About KQED KQED, an NPR and PBS affiliate in San Francisco, CA, serves Northern California and beyond with a public-supported alternative to commercial TV, Radio, and web media. Funding for Above the Noise is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Silver Giving Foundation, Stuart Foundation, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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We deeply love and respect sea life and its natural cycles. Under normal circumstance we would never touch a sea turtle but this was anything but normal for the turtle. We came across this Green Sea Turtle at the bottom of the ocean while snorkeling. She was lethargic and barley moving. Upon closer look, it was noticeable that she was not moving her front flippers. She hovered near us for 30 minutes. We thought she was dying.... and she was. This beautiful Honu had become entangled in a fishing line that was wrapped tightly, multiple times around her neck and both of her front flippers making it impossible for her to move them or inhale a full breath of air. If she moved her front flippers, the fishing line would act as a noose, further tightening around her neck. She was in a life or death situation. Due to the extenuating circumstances and understanding that minutes would mean life or death for this precious Honu, human instinct to save the life of another in need, set in. We do not recommend or condone handling an endangered sea turtle. But in this unique set of circumstances, it felt like the right and only choice. She was brought closer to shore, where we were able to untangle her promptly, gently and release her safely back into the sea. Each time we cut one layer that was strangling her, she would reach her head above the water and take a huge gasp of air and look at us. When her flippers were free, she immediately began moving them with a felt sense of relief. It is illegal to kill, capture or harass sea turtles. All six species of sea turtles in the US are protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Royalty Free Music: "The Lonely Smurfer" by Johnny Hawaii (http://johnnyhawaii.bandcamp.com/)"
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Top 10 Animals That Are Now Extinct Because of Humans Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Unfortunately, there have been many species extinctions caused by humans. Whether they were animals hunted to extinction like the Quagga, the Western Black Rhinoceros or the Steller’s Sea Cow, or made extinct by habitat loss like the Javan Tiger, these animals went from endangered species to extinct species – because of us. WatchMojo counts down ten animals driven to extinction by humans. If uncommon animals interest you, be sure to watch our videos on the Top 10 Extinct Animals: https://youtu.be/2jUqRal-SFQ and Top 10 Extraordinary Rare Animals: https://youtu.be/-m86o6tVTyM. Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX 00:40 #10: Quagga 01:27 #9: Javan Tiger 02:13 #8: Falkland Islands Wolf 02:51 #7: Steller’s Sea Cow 03:46 #6: Atlas Bear 04:31 #5: Great Auk 05:30 #4: Thylacine 06:24 #3, #2 & #1 ???? Special thanks to our users mcelite14 and Ostin Power for suggesting this idea! Check out the voting page at http://watchmojo.com/suggest/Top%2010%20Human-Caused%20Extinctions WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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Sea Turtles can use all the help they can get. Learn about some historical and modern efforts to conserve these animals. Introduction 0:00 5 species of Sea Turtles 1:14 Sea Turtle Conservancy – record year for Green Turtles, endangered species act, and more 1:44 Shrimp Trawls and Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) 3:43 Turtle Safe Lighting 4:38 FWC Florida Statewide Nesting Survey Program 5:25 Sea Turtle Nests in Northeast Florida 8:01 Nest Excavation I: A failed nest 11:05 Nest Excavation II: A successful nest 14:45 Baby Sea Turtles released into the ocean! 17:46 Pip: Cartoon of baby sea turtle growing into an adult and laying a nest of her own! 19:31 What you can do 21:53
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Learn how people around the world are helping endangered ocean animals make a comeback. Many species of sea turtles, sharks, whales, manatees, and sawfish are endangered and it's not predators that are causing their decline, it's humans. These species all play an important role in keeping the ocean ecosystem healthy and they need our help. Watch ENDANGERED OCEAN, a new Every Full Moon video collection from NOAA Ocean Today (9 videos). Original video source: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/every-full-moon/episode6-endangeredocean/welcome.html
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Check out these animals about to go extinct! This top 10 list of endangered species has some of the most rare animals that exist in the world today! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "Most TERRIFYING Sea Monsters Ever!" video here: https://youtu.be/B9aPB6KB504 Watch our "Animals that ALMOST went EXTINCT!" video here: https://youtu.be/SvPyCZNY6JY Watch our "8 Times Humanity ALMOST Ended!" video here: https://youtu.be/GVPgu7QbU9c 10. Ocean Quahog The Ocean Quahog, or Arctica Islandica, is a large bivalve that grows up to ten centimeters tall. Large populations can be found in the ocean waters around Iceland, but they live buried beneath the sea bed all across the Atlantic Ocean. They hold the record for being the longest known living creatures on our planet, with one specimen that was caught in 2006 thought to be about 507 years old. This means it would have been born in 1499. Despite their longevity, the Ocean Quahog has been put on the list of at-risk species of the North-East Atlantic Ocean because numbers have been plummeting. This has happened due to extensive fishing to send to the USA for the manufacture of clam chowder soup, increased pollution of the seas by plastic and chemical waste, and the destruction of their habitats by deep sea dredge fishing. 9. The Vaquita The Vaquita, a small species of porpoise, was only first discovered in 1958- but today finds itself as being the world’s rarest marine mammal and on the brink of extinction. They are native to the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico, where large numbers used to gather, but numbers have severely fallen because of human activity in the area. A study in 1997 estimated a population in the region of only 600, but this fell to 100 in a similar survey in 2014 and most recently, in 2016, the total number is though to be around 30. That’s a population decline of over 92 percent since 1997, and means this glorious creature sadly doesn’t have much time left. Unlike other animals that are facing extinction because of hunting, the loss of Vaquita’s is mainly as a by-product of the fishing of an endangered fish called the Totoaba. This large, 300 pound fish is highly sought after for its swim bladder that is popular in Chinese medicine and, as a result, commands a high price. The gillnets that are used to catch the Totoaba also traps large numbers of Vaquita and has been the single most destructive factor towards Vaquita numbers. Despite the Mexican governments attempts to limit the fishing of the Totoaba for this reason, even banning the use of gillnets in 2015 for two years and setting up wildlife refuges, the porpoise has not been able to recover because there are still lots of trawlers using the nets illegally. 8. Javan Rhinoceros Rhinos are one of the more famous animals of the world that are endangered, but rather than the more well-known white and black Rhinos from Africa, the most at-risk type of the five different species is the Javan Rhinoceros. They used to be prevalent across south east Asia, but with the last Javan Rhino of Vietnam having been poached in 2010, the only known remaining ones all live in the Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. They are very similar in appearance to the closely related “Greater One-Horned Rhino” and are a dusky grey color with one horn that grows up to about ten inches long. The loose folds of their skin make them look like they have armor plating, and they are thought to live for between thirty and forty years. With only around 60 of these Rhinos left in the wild, and none in captivity, their future survival depends on the ability of park rangers to protect them from the threat of poachers- who hunt them for their valuable horns that are a valuable commodity across the region for their supposed medicinal properties.
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Sharks - Endangered Animals of the Ocean Did you know that Sharks have existed for more than 400 million years. There are more than 450 species of sharks throughout the ocean and they come in all different colors and sizes. The Whale Shark is the largest and can grow to over 40 feet , that is as large as a school bus. The dwarf lantern shark is one of the smallest sharks at a mere 6 inches. What all the sharks do have in common is the role they play in their ecosystems. Most sharks are apex predators and sit at the top of the food chain. They play a vital role at keeping the ecosystem healthy by feeding on weak, old and unhealthy fish which stop the spread of disease among fish populations. Sharks take many years to mature and have only a few young at a time and are highly migratory. What makes them unique also makes them vulnerable. While the majority of shark species have sustainable populations a number of them have been shrinking at an alarming rate. For these species over fishing, bycatch, and shark finning are contributing factors in their decline. Because of this international concern about shark conservation has grown. In the United States, sharks are managed to ensure their population size can support sustainable fisheries and the ecosystem, and shark finning is prohibited. Thanks to a growing global awareness about vulnerable shark species many countries are implementing shark fin bans even in places where shark fin soup is considered a delicacy and cultural tradition. In March of 2013, as a result of tremendous international cooperation five shark species were listed by CITES , an international organization. The shark species that have been listed are the Great Hammerhead, Scalloped Hammerhead, Smooth Hammerhead, Porbeagle, and Oceanic Whitetip Shark. This means increased protection for these particular sharks while still allowing legal and sustainable trade. A healthy ocean needs healthy shark populations. CITES- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Don’t forget to subscribe Each Week, a new Did you Know? Video Beluga Whales-Ocean Mammals http://youtu.be/4YnRobITZJ8 Seahorse-Male Seahorse Giving Birth http://youtu.be/Nra3n3sVeiI Endangered Ocean Life-Sea Turtles http://youtu.be/sbxKh78zw3o Octopus-How a Giant Pacific Octopus Eats http://youtu.be/TZeeszGQqTg Endangered Species Act-North American right Whale http://youtu.be/pU3DwU44D4U CITES- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora http://www.cites.org/ http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/what.php
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From one of the rarest primates on earth,to the most endangered marine mammal in the world, these are 11 of the Most Critically Endangered Animals! Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife 5. Red Wolf -- Did you know that by the 1970s, the pure red wolf was thought to have gone extinct in the wild? They once inhabited the US, from Texas to New York and was considered a top predator within its historic habitat of swamps, forests and coastal prairies. Human hunters wiped out their numbers, and habitat loss was thought to have finished off the animals. But since a population was reintroduced, the red wolf is thought to number around 50 to 75 individuals. Today, they’re confined to a region of North Carolina, where they’re protected by law. 4. Amur (ah-MOO-r) Leopard -- This animal is native to southeastern Russia and northeast China. They’re differentiated from other subspecies by their thick, spot-covered fur … and for their long limbs that allow them to easily adapt to deep snow. Threats to their population include poaching, deforestation, and industrial development projects. As their numbers decline, inbreeding is a potential threat as the gene pool is steadily diminished … resulting in a loss of genetic diversity. Today, numbers of this critically endangered species is estimated at around 70 individuals. 3. White Headed Langur (luhng-GOO-r) - -- There are two recognized subspecies of this critter -- one lives on Cat Ba (kaht-bah) Island in Vietnam … the other is found in Guangxi (g’wan-see), China. The one found in Vietnam is referred to as the Cat Ba (kaht-bah) Langur (luhng-GOO-r). It’s considered to be one of the world’s rarest primates. The creatures have long tails which can measure more than 1.5 times their body size, and can weigh around 9 kilograms. They live high up in caves and trees of the limestone forest. But a booming tourism industry on Cat Ba (kaht-bah) Island is threatening their habitat. And the animals have long been hunted and poached for use in concoctions thought to provide health benefits. Their numbers have declined by some 80% over the past three generations. Today, there’s an estimated population of around 70 individuals. No wonder the Cat Ba Langur (kaht-bah luhng-GOO-r) was deemed one of the world’s 25 Most Endangered Primates. 2. Saiga (sy-guh) Antelope -- This creature is found in one area of Russia and three areas of Kazakhstan, where about 90% of the population is located. But it once roamed across a vast range of the Eurasian steppes, from the Carpathian Mountains to Mongolia. Evidence of their existence has also been found in North America during the Pleistocene. The Saiga (sy-guh) antelope is notable for its unusual, bloated nostrils that are closely spaced and face downward. The unique configuration of their nose enables the animal to cool its blood and filter out dust. In the winter, it heats the air before it’s taken into the lungs. Only males possess horns … they can reach 15 inches long and have up to 20 pronounced rings. The animals are critically endangered due to hunting, and demand for their horns for use in traditional medicines … that demand caused the antelope to become extinct in China. In 2015, around 200,000 of the antelopes suddenly died within a two week span … that was over 70% of their species. The cause was thought to be pasteurellosis (pas-ter-uh-LOH-sis)… a bacterial disease that can also affect humans. 1. Vaquita -- This rare species of porpoise is thought to be the world’s most endangered cetacean. It’s native to the northern area of the Gulf of California. They’re distinguished by dark rings around their eyes and patching on their lips. Females, which are larger than the males, grow to nearly 6 feet long … but overall, the Vaquita is considered the smallest porpoise. A major reason for their population decline is the practice of illegal gillnet fishing. Gillnets involve a type of netting that prevents fish escaping by catching them by the gills -- and not letting go. While Vaquitas aren’t the active targets of gillnets, they can become ensnared and drown all the same. Other threats include habitat loss, pesticide pollution and natural predators. Only 60 individuals are estimated to exist. Without great conservation measures, experts think the Vaquita could be extinct within 5 years … Making it the fifth marine mammal species to vanish in modern times.
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What are the weirdest new creatures out there walking around on Earth?! Watch this video to see the weirdest and strangest new animals that scientists have found! Subscribe to Pablito’s Way! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2zuJeRutyMZSdoh0sltLA?sub_confirmation=1 Click to watch some of my favorite vids below….. Most Insane Mayweather Moments! https://youtu.be/bLko6Lcjib4 25 Photos That'll Make You Look Twice! https://youtu.be/WJGiH07X2Ws Craziest Girls of Tinder! https://youtu.be/m6KOlFV1XwI 20 Amazingly Genius Redneck Inventions! https://youtu.be/AoIlGZsZDjw Top 5 Most Amazing Human Beings! https://youtu.be/N4Ea0uDKBXA 19 Animals That Are Totally Awesome! https://youtu.be/ttmWowe3-UM 11 Most Ridiculous Purchases by Floyd "Money" Mayweather! https://youtu.be/gjskIvCrG2Y Here are the most interesting animal discoveries! 13 - Dementor Wasp The dementor wasp, or ampulex dementor, is a terrifying little creature. The most terrifying thing about this little thing, and the reason for its sensational name, is its behavior towards its favorite food: cockroaches. It actually injects a paralyzing toxin into its prey's belly before eating the roach alive. The cockroach is only paralyzed by the toxin, not grilled, and has to watch as it’s being slowly devoured by the dementor wasp. Researchers named the newfound waspAmpulex dementor, or "dementor wasp" for short: The name was inspired by Harry Potter's dementors, ghostlike creatures that suck away a person's happiness and will to live. In May of last year, researchers described the pacified, poisoned roach to Live Science Magazine as a “passive zombie” that submits itself to being eaten alive. Ugh!! 12 - Goliath Birdeater Here’s another truly, terrifyingly weird entry to this list of assembled weirdos from the animal kingdom. This species was officially discovered in 2006 during an expedition to Guyana. It’s a burrowing spider, feeding primarily on invertebrates, though it’s also been observed eating small mammals, lizards, and venomous snakes. Wait, what? Yes, it even eats snakes. Fully grown specimens can reach a horrific weight of around six ounces. An almost half a pound spider!! Thankfully for us – and for any other creatures too large for this spider to eat – the Goliath Birdeater is a species of tarantula that has relatively weak venom, which only causes mild swelling and pain for a few hours. The only thing that poses the biggest threat to us humans is the goliath’s ability to expel hairs from its body. These tiny, nearly invisible hairs float through the air – and have an awful tendency to stick to the eyes and on the skin! 11 - Louisiana Pancake Batfish The Louisiana pancake batfish is a bizarre looking creature native to the Gulf of Mexico. The species was discovered in 2010, during the cleanup process following the infamous oil spill in the gulf, one of the most devastating ecological disasters. The Louisiana pancake batfish’s name comes from its shape, which quite closely resembles that of an unfortunately prepared pancake. The strange manner it has of moving along the ocean floor is described as being similar to the way a bat crawls. Like other batfish it has pectoral fins which resemble limbs. It uses these fins, together with their smaller pelvic fins, to 'walk' along the ocean floor. The pancake batfish feeds on invertebrates, which it captures using chemical lures. 10 - Acrobatic Arachnid This little guy is definitely not about to help anyone get over their arachnophobia. Forget about crawling up your leg or onto your pillow. This spider does gymnastics. This spider lives in the Moroccan sand dunes. The spider hides from predators in its own little sandcastles; towers made of silk and sand that also serve as a little bit of relief from the sun. When threatened, though this spider does something really weird: It breaks into a run that soon turns into a tumble. The spider basically starts cartwheeling at 6.5 feet per second up and down the dunes. 9 - Sea scorpion One of the most terrifying things in popular imagination since the Jaws movies has been the mystery of what lurks in the depths of the deep blue ocean underneath us. Sure, sharks are pretty terrifying, but during an excavation of an ancient meteorite impact crater in the Upper Iowa River, researchers uncovered the fossilized remains of human-sized sea scorpions with both pointy and paddle-shaped limbs. The sea scorpions likely ate bivalves and squishy eel-like creatures during their day, roughly about 460 million years ago. Giant scorpions crawling around the floor of the ocean? Let’s just hope they’re as extinct as scientist say and you don’t bump into one next time you’re on the beach!
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I made this video as a project for my Design II class at the University of Toronto. It includes one hundred of the most endangered species threatened with extinction. (Everything was drawn on Adobe Illustrator) Enjoy! --- People have been asking under what circumstances is a species considered 'endangered' or 'critically endangered', as some of the animals in this video have population sizes in the hundreds of thousands, while others are in the low hundreds. Although population size is important, it is not the only factor that determines whether an animal is threatened with extinction. Some species populations are declining at a much faster rate due to poaching and illegal wildlife trade, while other's natural habitats are being destroyed. Hence, there are many other causes that contribute to the level of risk for each species. Here is the IUCN's detailed definitions and criteria for endangered animals: http://www.iucnredlist.org/static/cat... *NOTE: [2:59] the Sea Mink is actually extinct. However, the closely related American Mink still survives and due to human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America. Because of this, it is classified as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Both of these animals are part of the Mustelidae family that include weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets and others. According to the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology, approximately 38% of all species of Mustelidae are considered threatened. Some of these include long-tailed weasels, Colombian weasels, Indonesian mountain weasels, marine otters, southern river otters, sea otters, and giant Brazilian otters. For more information refer to: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu... * Most of the numbers were drawn from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.iucnredlist.org/ Although I have done my best to give the most up-to-date population statistics of these wild animals, by the time you see this video some of their statuses may have changed. Once species become extinct, no corrective legislation can bring them back—they are gone forever. - Allen M. Solomon The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham * * * If you want to learn more about threatened, endangered, and critically endangered species or what you can do to help animals in need, here is a list of my favourite animal welfare organizations: http://bigcatrescue.org/ http://www.wwf.ca/ http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/ http://worldvets.org/ http://www.wspa-usa.org/ http://www.ark-ii.com/index.php/en/
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Top 10 Most Endangered Marine Species Our eco-system is constituted of interdependent animals and flowers which constitute a complicated web of existence, where the extinction of a unmarried species might also have an effect on the whole organic gadget referring to lifestyles and residing things. Unfortunately the extraordinary unnatural extinction of many marine species along with marine mammals, sea turtles and salmonids has now not simplest endangered functioning of the ecosystem but also affected the ecological problems by big quantity. The motives for this hazard to marine life are varied but more often than not due to irrational human behaviour and activities. 1. Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate) 2. Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) 3. Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran) 4. Vaquita (Phoeocna sinus) 5. Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) 6. Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) 7. Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi) 8. Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) 9. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) 10. Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) Information Source : http://www.marineinsight.com Help Us In Growing Our Channel 👍.Please Like, Comment, Subscribe & Share 🍹👌 ✅ World Top Best ✅ https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldTopBest Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldTopBest/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldTop_Best Blogs Partner : http://www.tnewsworld.com/ We Use The All Information We Collect From Google Search, Wikipedia And Other Place , Create Video By Video Editor. This Channel Is About Various Topics Of Top 10 List From All Over The World Like Technology, Media, Sports, Country, Celebrity, Animals, Foods, Games, Education, Facts
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From bizarre flightless birds, to some ancient turtles, these are 19 EXTINCT Species Found ALIVE !!! 10. Lord Howe Island Stick Insect -- It’s considered the rarest insect in the world, and they were thought to be extinct since 1920. It was rediscovered in 2001 on a small islet of Ball’s Pyramid. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it’s the tallest and most isolated sea stack in the world. Less than 30 individuals were located living underneath a single shrub there. Did you know this Stick Insect can grow to 15 centimeters long? That’s why they’re sometimes referred to as “tree lobsters”! 9. La Gomera (go-merra) Giant Lizard -- This animal is considered a true lizard … and in these photos from Jaime A. de Urioste (day’oo-ree-os-tay) you can see the white coloration around its throat in contrast to blackish-blue coloration of its body … and you can also get a sense of its size as it lays on the brown dirt, or rests upon a reddish boulder … They can grow to half a meter long. This species is native to La Gomera go-merra), one of the Canary Islands ... and were thought to have gone extinct by 1985. But Spanish biologists found six living individuals in 1999. Today, the creatures are listed as critically endangered. 8. Madagascan Serpent Eagle -- as its name would suggest, this medium-sized raptor is indigenous to the island of Madagascar. It has a wingspan up to 110 centimeters, and measures up to 66 centimeters long. After its last confirmed sighting in 1930, this bird of prey was thought to be extinct … but it was rediscovered in 1993! 7. Bermuda Petrel (peh-trul) -- These creatures were last seen in the 1620s, and were believed to be extinct for more than three centuries. But in 1951, 18 nesting pairs of the birds were discovered on isolated rocky islets in Castle Harbor. The Petrels have a global population of around 250 individuals … meaning they still face extinction today. 6. La Palma Giant Lizard -- This creature was thought to have been extinct for five centuries before being rediscovered in 2007 … and some sources STILL list the animal as extinct! The lone individual located was around 4 years old and measured about a foot long. Expeditions to the Canary Island’s La Palma region are being planned to search for a breeding population. 5. Caspian Horse -- This breed of small horse is native to Northern Iran … and is thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world … with remains found that date back to 3400 BC! Its original height is estimated at 36 to 46 inches (91 to 117 cm). The little equines seemed to vanish from history after 700 AD, and were presumed extinct. But the animals were rediscovered in 1965 in Iran … and seemed to have survived relatively unaltered. 4. Monito del Monte -- Until one of these tiny marsupials was discovered in the southern Andes of Chile, they were thought to have been extinct for 11 million years. It’s likely related to the earliest Australian marsupial which lived some 55 million years ago. 3. Laotian (la ocean) Rock Rat -- This species was first discovered for sale at a meat market in Laos (louse). It was placed in its own family because it was considered so distinct and unusual from other living rodents. But that was just the beginning … after a systematic re-analysis in 2006, the animal was reclassified. It turns out the unique rodent belonged to an ancient family of fossils believed to have gone extinct some 11 million years ago! Researchers have discovered additional specimens, suggesting the rock rat may not be as rare as originally thought. 2. Gracilidris (grah-sill-ih-dris) -- After considered extinct for some 20 million years, it was rediscovered and described in 2006. These ants have been found in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. Very little is known about them, but they do exhibit nocturnal behavior and nest in small colonies in the soil. A single existing fossil in amber from the Dominican Republic qualifies this creature as a Lazarus Taxon (tax-ON), not unlike the Coelacanth (seela-kenth). 1. And speaking of the Coelacanth (seela-kenth) -- This creature was thought to have gone extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period, some 65 million years ago. But in 1938, this ancient order of fish was rediscovered off the coast of South Africa. They’re among the oldest living jawed fish believed to exist, and serve as an example of a Lazarus Taxon (tax-ON) … an organism that disappears from the fossil record, only to later come back to life! They’re known to swim over 500 meters deep, grow to over six feet long, and weigh around 200 pounds! Did you know this creature first appeared in the fossil record some 400 million years ago? Subscribe to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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The definition of an endangered species is a species of animal categorized as highly likely to become extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature – also called the IUCN – will categorize the animal as Endangered or EN. This is the second most severe conservation status coming in just after Critically Endangered or CR. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 10 - Sumatran Orangutan… There’s been a terrible trend of late, and that is making one of these Sumatran Orangutan’s a house pet. As many as 5 mommy Orangutan’s have their lives taken from them every day, leaving behind the infant ready for adoption to become a human pet. They are on the Critically Endangered by the IUCN and their population has decreased by 80% over the last 75-years. There are estimated to be around 6,600 of them left in the world. The rainforest is also integral to their survival, but with the constant deforestation, the numbers will keep getting less and less. 9 - Bactrian Camel… Found in China and Mongolia, the Bactrian camel is on the critically endangered list. There are only 800 of these rare camels left in the world, with their biggest threat being hunted and poached for domestic use. They also struggle to have access to water and they’re often hunted by wolves. The Wild Camel Protection Foundation has been put in place to try and ensure their numbers don’t decrease any more, plus there are some being bred in captivity. 8 - Bluefin Tuna… This fish will give you the most delicious sushi you’ll ever eat, however, it’s not a good enough reason to keep catching it! The Bluefin Tuna is under serious threat of becoming extinct thanks to unsustainable fishing practises in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Many countries have joined together and shown their support for a temporary ban on the global trade of this coveted fish, and the WWF are trying to get eateries on board to stop selling the fish until it shows signs of recovery. Do your part and refrain from ordering this almost extinct fish. 7 - Vaquita… The first time anyone even noticed this adorable little porpoise was in 1958, found in Mexico's Gulf of California. They’re not the target of hunters or poachers, but they often get trapped in illegal fishing nets and drown. Currently, there are believed to be only 30 of them left in the world. What can you do to help save this near extinct animal? Spread the word, the more people that know about it, the better. Sign the online petition to ban gill-net fishing in the Sea of Cortez and always buy sustainable seafood. 6 - Sumatran Elephant… This Critically Endangered elephant has lost 70% of its population in the last 25-years due to deforestation for palm oil plantations, human settlement, poaching and the growth of agriculture. There are less than 2,000 left in the wild with the Tesso Nilo National Park being established in 2004, to ensure the elephant’s survival. 5 - Mediterranean Monk Seal… Very similar story to the Hawaiian monk seal story we mentioned earlier, in fact they are actually related, except this one doesn’t live in Hawaii, but rather – surprise surprise – the Mediterranean. There are only 510 seals remaining. 4 - Baiji… This aquatic animal is found in the Yangtze River in China and many already believe that this dolphin is extinct. Three were spotted back in 2007, however, they haven’t been spotted again – so the chances of them being extinct are very high. 3 - Saola… It’s been nicknamed the Asian Unicorn, the Saola is certainly one of the most amazing zoological discoveries of the 20th century. They are on the Critically Endangered list with figures showing there may be as few as 70 of them left in Vietnam. Their decline has been blamed on climate change and hunting, and also the lack of interest being shown in conserving this beautiful animal. Experts believe they will be extinct within 10-15-years. 2 - The Philippine eagle… This is the National bird of the Philippines and you would think there would be plenty of them, but really there are only around 500 of them left! If you are caught taking the life of one of these birds in the Philippines, you could see yourself in prison for 12-years and stuck with a hefty fine to pay. Their demise is due to illegal logging and deforestation. 1...
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From Nemo, the clownfish, to the beautiful and elusive Blue Sea Slug, these are 19 INCREDIBLY Colorful Sea Creatures ! 8. Blue Tang -- Undersea creatures seem to look really cool in blue … and this one is no exception. The Blue Tang shows off some amazing blue coloration complemented by bold black markings. It almost sounds like a fashion shows, right? These fish are usually found in Indo-Pacific waters and are actually bright yellow when they’re younger. The blue and black colors show up at their final phase of development. 7. Coral -- Is that a brain at the bottom of the ocean? No … but it is a brain coral … and just an example of the wide ranging variety of living coral and coral reefs, some of which are thought to have started growing over 50 million years ago. Contrary to some beliefs, coral are animals, not plants … they’re actually related to anemones and jellyfish. The reefs formed by coral provide housing for thousands of marine species, giving them a place to find food, reproduce, and keep them safe until they’re mature enough to venture into the deeper ocean. Did you know coral reef plants and animals have proven important to the development of new medicines to treat cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease? But even with all those advantages, human activity is threatening almost 60 percent of the world’s coral reefs. 6. Flower Hat Jellyfish -- This rare species of jellyfish is a rare species usually found in the waters of southern japan, Argentina and Brazil. It can grow to a half-foot in diameter, and is easily recognizable by its translucent bell, which is pinstriped with opaque bands. Those coiling tentacles adhere to the rim while not in use. Like many pretty looking things, this jelly carries a sting … but even though it’s painful, it’s non-lethal to humans … the worst you’d get is a rash. 5. Blue Sea Slug -- We couldn’t find a lot of information on this critter. From what we’ve seen, it’s often identified as a Blue Sea Slug … but that sounds like a pedestrian name for such a colorful creature. You can see the brilliant blue coloration in this photo … the animal almost looks like an alien life form with the two antennae sticking up. We’re guessing it might be a Nudibranch (new-di-brank). Those mollusks are noted for their striking colors, and there are more than 2,300 validated species scattered about the world. Can you confirm that? Let us know in the comments! 4. Mantis Shrimp -- They’re one of the most colorful forms of marine life, but don’t be fooled. They’re also known as ferocious undersea predators that possess, pound for pound, one of the most powerful punches on the planet. Punching with speed equal to a .22 caliber bullet, the Mantis Shrimp has not only broken shells of its prey … it’s also broken through aquarium glass. Punching at that velocity makes water vaporize and explode with a sharp bang, a flash of light and extremely high heat, all of which is felt by the victim as an additional blast. Not bad for an animal that averages less than four inches long. 3. Juvenile Emperor Angelfish -- Their coloration will change with age … but while they’re young, they exhibit these amazing displays of swirling dark blue, white and electric blue. It almost look hypnotic, right? Well, the fish keeps these distinct patterns until it reaches maturity, which usually takes around 4 years. Then the fish develops blue and yellow stripes, and black shading around its eyes. 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphiprioninae Clownfish -- Did you recognize them from “Finding Nemo”? Known as one of the most brightly colored fish in the world, their bodies have distinctive white striping with colors that can vary from red, orange or yellow. They’re also known as anemone fishes, because of their mutually beneficial relationship with sea anemones. The toxic tentacles of the anemones protect clownfish from predators. And the fast movement of the fishes helps anemones find food and increase circulation. 1. The Mandarinfish -- Also known as the “Mandarin Dragonet” it swims in the Pacific reefs … but it’s less than 3 inches long so it can be difficult to see in the wild. As you might guess, this fish is highly sought after in the aquarium trade … but they’re considered extremely difficult to their strict eating habits. Some people think the Mandarinfish might be the most beautiful fish in the world … would you agree? to Epic Wildlife http://goo.gl/6rzs5u Let's Connect -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com/ -- http://www.facebook.com/epicadamwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife
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A hospital for rehab, research and release of one of Earth’s oldest living animals. More information on this story at . Additional content at http://www.insidescience.org/. (Inside Science TV) – Buckwheat, Mikey, Beaker, Barney, Alfalfa, Newman, Goober and Barnacle Bill are just a few of the sea turtles currently being treated at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, a landmark animal hospital dedicated to ensuring that sea turtles – some of the oldest animal species on Earth – survive and thrive in the face of extinction. Armed with three ambulances and a dedicated team of biologists, zoologists, veterinarians and staff, The Turtle Hospital treats up to 200 turtles a year, and since 1986, it has released 1500 back into the wild. The need for facilities like the Turtle Hospital is huge. Sea turtles have been around a long, long time: By some estimates, their ancestors date back over 100 million years. Unfortunately, modern species of sea turtles haven’t had it easy. All six sea turtle species in US waters are listed under the Endangered Species Act, and worldwide, sea turtle populations have fallen since last generation. The dangers facing the turtles are numerous, according to Bette Zirkelbach, a biologist at the hospital. “The biggest threat is human impact,” she said, “and that varies from pollution, to trash in our water, fishing line entanglement, [and] boat strikes.” And tackling sea turtles’ complex healthcare needs requires a surprisingly sophisticated battery of tools. "We do blood transfusions, we give the turtles IV nutrition, we do physical therapy—things you might not think of with a sea turtle,” said Zirkelbach. Commonly, Turtle Hospital veterinarians have to address a disturbing trend: sea turtles’ eating of plastic debris, which has increased worldwide since 1985. Turtles mistake the bits of plastic for food – and in the case of “Barnacle Bill,” a 170-pound loggerhead sea turtle treated by the Turtle Hospital, the plastic builds up in their intestines, starving them unless it’s removed. When Barnacle Bill, was found floating, veterinarians used a bronchoscope to look inside his lungs and were able to clear plastic from his intestine. During the turtle's exam, the researchers also discovered that one of Barnacle Bill's lungs is smaller than the other one. Barnacle Bill will remain at the hospital until a permanent home at an aquarium or zoo can be found. Until then, veterinarians will add weights to Barnacle Bill's back to help him stay underwater. The Hospital also treats turtles suffering from fibropapillomatosis, a viral disease ravaging sea turtle populations worldwide. It’s thought that small leeches stuck to the turtles pass along a virus similar to the human herpes virus. If an infection takes hold, the virus causes tumors to grow all over the turtles’ bodies – large enough to affect their sight, swimming, and snacking. The problem hits close to home: “This is a virus that affects over 50 percent of the green sea turtle population,” said Zirkelbach, including ones in Florida. To treat cases of fibropapillomatosis in turtles like “Osborne,” a recently captured green sea turtle, veterinarians with the Turtle Hospital use tools like laser scalpels to remove fibropapilloma tumors. This is especially important for Osborne, who suffered from tumors around his eyes. Doctors are hopeful that the procedure will save Osborne’s eyesight. “We’re doing a lot of critical care," said Zirkelbach."A lot of state of the art medical care, we do blood transfusions, we give the turtles IV nutrition, we do physical therapy … things you might not think of with a sea turtle.” Despite the challenges, the successes of Turtle Hospital keep staff members like Zirkelbach motivated. “To take an animal that would not have otherwise survived, to help mitigate for the human impact that’s out there, fix a turtle up and put him back out into the wild—there’s nothing like it,” she said.
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There are only seven species of Sea Turtles in the world. Out of them six have been declared as either vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. Out of these six species, Sri Lanka is the breeding ground of five species. There are many reasons due to which the population of these exotic animals is fast depleting. Poaching by humans for their meat, shells and eggs, suffering damage due to hit by propellers of motorized boats, fishing gear etc. The hatcheries in Sri Lanka are doing a great job by trying to protect the eggs and the hatchlings. The background musics has been taken from the following sources : Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100765 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Out of the Skies, Under the Earth by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Mexico is investigating why mass death struck the vulnerable turtles. "Ghost nets" could be to blame. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILDSubscribe About National Geographic Wild: National Geographic Wild is a place for all things animals and for animal-lovers alike. Take a journey through the animal kingdom with us and discover things you never knew before, or rediscover your favorite animals! Get More National Geographic Wild: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoWILD Facebook: http://bit.ly/NGWFacebook Twitter: http://bit.ly/NGWTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NGWInstagram More than 300 dead Olive Ridley sea turtles were found floating near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on August 28, 2018. The Mexican government is investigating the cause of the mass death. The turtles may have been bycatch, caught in “ghost nets”—fishing nets inadvertently lost at sea. They are considered vulnerable to extinction by the IUCN, though they are the most abundant sea turtle species. Read more in "Hundreds of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexico" https://on.natgeo.com/2LGVBOj 300 Endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Found Dead | Nat Geo Wild https://youtu.be/TCe3yCCkwZQ Nat Geo Wild https://www.youtube.com/user/NatGeoWild
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SEA TURTLES, THE CURRENT SITUATION The protection of the different species of sea turtles is becoming essential, if we want to guarantee their survival. The decline in turtle populations worldwide is due to various causes: different characteristics of their life cycle, vulnerability in some of their stages, bycatch, ship strikes, marine pollution, accidental ingestion of plastics, consumption of their meat and eggs, habitat destruction and building on their spawning grounds. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) (http://www.iucn.org/), has included sea turtles in their lists of threatened animals. In the category of critically endangered species we find: Lora (Lepidochelys kempi), Carey (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Leatherback (Dermochelys caretta). In the category of endangered species: Boba or Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), Tabasco turtle or White turtle (Chelonia mydas) and Olive Ridley or Olivacea (Lepidochelys olivacea).They are also listed in Appendix I of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) (www.cites.org) containing all species of animals and plants threatened or endangered. These lists should give support to governments so they would cooperate with each other to prohibit the international trade of these animals. SITUATION IN CABO VERDE Cabo Verde is the third largest nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles worldwide, with between 9,000 and 22,000 nests per year. It is the only stable nesting spot in the Eastern Atlantic. Most spawns occur in the eastern islands of the archipelago: Sal, Maio and Bonavista, the latter being the main spawning ground. We also found in the area four other species of turtles: Tabasco turtle or White turtle (youth), Carey (youth), Leatherback turtle (sporadic adults) and Olive Ridley or Olivacea (ill or deceased individuals). The main threats to the turtles found in Cabo Verde are: development of coastal tourism and unsustainable consumption of turtle meat and eggs by local people, despite it being illegal. Unfortunately, human impacts are responsible for the rapid decline of sea turtle populations in recent years. It is important that we educate ourselves on the issues that are destroying our oceans and sea turtle populations. If we work to solve these problems, we can create a better marine ecosystem that will be mutually beneficial to humans and animals. Despite laws protecting sea turtles in most countries, the illegal trade of their meat of turtles continues to be a threat. In many parts of the world, these animals are harvested for their meat and eggs which are used for human consumption and in some places are considered a delicacy. Therefore, environmental education, responsible consumption and sustainable tourism are crucial for the survival of sea turtles.
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Check out the Most UNBELIEVABLE Iridescent Animals In The World! From glowing animals to creatures with amazing colors, this top 10 list of bizarre creatures with iridescent colors is incredible! Subscribe For New Videos! http://goo.gl/UIzLeB Watch our "REAL Mermaid Sightings Around The World!" video here: https://youtu.be/ChM0CBRmVsM Watch our "10 Sea Monsters ATTACKING A Boat!" video here: https://youtu.be/0XROvoPCDNc Watch our "STRANGEST Animals People Keep As Pets!" video here: https://youtu.be/OMa96nPqz-Y 10. Violet Sabrewing One of the most abundant species of hummingbird in the Americas, the Violet Sabrewing, can be found in mountainous forests from southern Mexico all the way south to western Panama. While most people associate the word “hummingbird” with a tiny and dainty specimen, the Violet, is in actual fact, a large and spectacular birdie reaching the approximate size of a sparrow. 9. Iridescent Shark If you’re wondering why you may have never heard of this shark before, it’s probably because it isn’t really a shark. It’s a species of shark catfish but looks kind of like a shark to some degree. They are native to rivers of Southeast Asia and are bred for their meat known as swai. They have been spreading around the world and environmental groups have begun to find them in rivers in Colombia, South America and they are very worried it could become a threat to endangered species. 8. Blue Morpho Butterfly These winged beauties are labeled as one of the most emblematic and beloved of all the butterfly species because of their size and vivid blue coloring. These shimmering wings reflect the light making the Blue Morpho butterfly easy to spot in the Amazon Rainforest. They are found in forests throughout Central and South America, and at six inches long with a wingspan of about 20 centimeters, they are recognized as one of the largest butterflies in the world. 7. Sea Sapphire These tiny critters look like gemstones flashing in the sun! Known as the Sapphirina copepod, they are also called the rice of the sea since they are at the bottom of the food chain! Some people think they are the most beautiful ocean creature in the world. 6. Cuckoo Wasp Also known as emerald wasps, these guys definitely grab your attention, even though they are no larger than the average housefly. It moves fast and has a beautiful iridescent blue-green color. Unfortunately, the Cuckoo Wasp is actually a parasite, and just like the Cuckoo bird, they lay their eggs in the nests of other species, usually bees and other wasps. Hence the name. 5. Sunbeam Snake Sunbeam snakes prefer humidity and dampness, and usually live in damp, loose soil near water, and are mostly found in Southeast Asia. These snakes are known for their highly iridescent scales, and while the head scales are made up of larger plates, the ventral scales are slightly smaller. They usually emerge at dusk to feast on amphibians, snakes, rodents, and carrion (so basically everything). 4. Peacock If we are going to be technical, the correct terminology here would actually be Peafowl – where the male is the Peacock, and the female is called a Peahen. (But I wouldn’t really worry about that, because no one goes around saying “peafowl” anyway! 3. Paua Snail (Abalone) Paua is a Maori name that is appointed to three species of edible sea snails. These sea slugs are most commonly found in shallow coastal waters along the rocky shorelines in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the west coast of the US, and South Africa. The massive sea snails feed on seaweed and survive the strong ocean tides by clinging to rocks, using their large muscular foot. 2. Jewel Beetle Jewel Beetles have been prized for their beauty since ancient times, especially in Asia. Their iridescence is their trademark, and these critters come in varying shades of red, blue, orange, green, yellow, and black. The beetle sheds its exoskeleton when it molts, revealing a brand new, sparkly outer plate! 1. Blue-ringed Octopus Found in the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific and oceans, from Japan all the way to Australia, the Blue-ringed Octopus may be tiny, but this little guy is one of the most venomous animals in the world!! They can range from the size of a golf ball to the size of a human hand, and their brownish-yellow coloring helps them blend into their surroundings. Origins Explained is the place to be to find all the answers to your questions, from mysterious events and unsolved mysteries to everything there is to know about the world and its amazing animals!
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Some creatures might be considered as endangered or extinct animals, but the reality is that some have been caught on camera. Here, you will be amazed at our top 10 most amazing seemingly endangered or extinct animals and species caught on camera. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: [email protected] Credits: http://pastebin.com/KFRp5hv9
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In a tale that’s all too relevant this Plastic Free July, we recently took on a sick sea turtle patient at our Auckland Zoo Vet Hospital. Flown in by the Department of Conservation from Ninety Mile Beach after being found by a concerned member of the public, this turtle’s shell was in the worst condition our vets had ever seen – completely wrapped in a thick blanket of moss and covered in goose barnacles that would make it difficult for a turtle to swim and indicated it had been unwell for a long time. Once it arrived our vet team took X-rays, bloods and set the turtle up in an intensive care unit to start the process of nursing it back to health. But sadly, this endangered turtle spent only two days with our Vet Hospital team before it finally succumbed to its condition. A post-mortem revealed it was emaciated with two bits of plastic found inside its intestines as well as a long piece of knotted twine and extensive sun damage to its shell. This is an important message for all of us to clean up our oceans and choose to reuse. We’re doing out bit with our pledge to become single-use plastic water bottle free this July. Learn more on our website!
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Endangered sea turtles called the "Olive Ridley" were seen basking in the sun on the Versova beach in Mumbai. These species were last seen 20 years ago . The world is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Please keep discussions on this channel clean and respectful and refrain from using racist or sexist slurs as well as personal insults. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us on our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
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Enjoy an underwater animal experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef! Find this activity and other similar ones here: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/endangered_animals/endangeredanimals_2.htm Learn about dugongs, humpback whales and sea turtles as they drift and swim underwater around the coral (and learn about coral too!). Soothing and educational at the same time. An exploration activity about endangered animals and their habitat.
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top 10 rarest but most amazing sharks you need to see Subscribe to TheHub http://goo.gl/87YJzG Sharks are creatures that strike fear into the hearts of many, although the truth is that sharks have more to fear from us than the other way around. Many of us just picture the great white shark as being the only kind of shark out there, but there are a ton of unique species of sharks out there, so many of which you may never have heard of! The greenland shark is thought to be one of the oldest species of shark in existence, and specimens have been found that are up to 400 years old! You might think that all sharks have fearsome teeth, but the megamouth shark and basking shark are planktivorous sharks, meaning that they feed only on small animals and plankton. And not all sharks are giant, hulking predators. The angular roughshark and the pyjama shark are both likely smaller than you are. If you’re looking for a truly bizarre looking shark, make sure you check out the goblin shark. We can definitely see where it gets its name! The speartooth shark is able to live in both fresh and salt water, and only in the last couple of years have we managed to tag adult members of this species. The frilled shark may look more like an eel than a shark, but just wait until you catch a glimpse of its teeth! And the wobbegong family of sharks enjoys traversing the bottom of the sea floor so much, that they have even begun to walk on it in their own way! For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected]
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