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Canadian Group Wants to Free Captive Porpoise

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The Vancouver-based animal rights group Lifeforce wants the Vancouver Aquarium to free Daisy the porpoise. Tags: porpoise captivity canada aquariums vancouver. Here is a video from the group.

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A couple of facts :D

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Odd family trees, the Hippopotamus is closely related to whales, dolphins and porpoises, the elephant is closely related to manatees, dougongs (reasonable), and the little rock hyrax, yes a little mountain loving hamster is related to the thickest b h in the land, also horses are closely related to rhinos and tapirs.

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Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The two main chapters cover Marine Mammals (Orca; Whales; Dolphins and Porpoises; Sea Lions, Fur Seals, and Elephant Seal; Rarer Marine Mammals) and Seabirds (Albatrosses, Shearwaters and Fulmar, Strom-Petrels, Phalaropes, Alcids, Red-billed Tropicbird, Brown Booby, South Polar Skua, Jaegers, Gulls and Terns, Rarer Seabirds).

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Whales Share Some Human Traits, Study Shows

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Self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities are a hallmark of cetaceans, an order grouping more than 80 whales, dolphins and porpoises, say marine biologists.

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Galápagos: A Natural History, Second Edition–A Book Review

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The next five chapters focus more specifically on Galápagos creatures: huge tortoises; iguanas; birds (two chapters–one on seabirds and coastal birds, another on land birds, including the famous finches); water creatures–sea lions, crabs, fish, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Saving Marine Animals that Are NOT Cute

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They don't invoke the pathos of the tragic salmon or the merriment of a playful porpoise. People want to save the dolphins and the sea otters, but what about the bluefin tuna? So what happens to them?

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Greater White-fronted Goose in Queens

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I searched the entire northern end of the park, including the golf course, the reflecting pool, the open water by Porpoise Bridge, and every open grassy spot I could find. I searched Meadow Lake. I searched the grassy areas all around Meadow Lake. I saw lots of Canada Geese – about 450 – but no Greater White-fronted Goose.