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Skin Bacterial Communities Similar Across Humpback Whale Populations
2014-03-27 08:48:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The omnipresence of bacteria in the environment as well as on our own skin makes research on how they affect human health an important topic in the scientific and medical community. But little is known about the identity or function of skin bacteria that is found on other mammals. Researchers, led by microbiologist Amy Apprill from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, have conducted a widespread study on the bacterial...

2014-01-21 08:21:42

Donated Kia Soul outreach vehicle to support the mission of Pacific Marine Mammal Center LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Marine Mammal Center today announced Kia Motors America (KMA) as a new partner of the non-profit organization, dedicated to animal welfare and ocean education. KMA pledged to support the center's efforts and environmental messaging in a multitude of ways, including the donation of a community outreach vehicle, participating in staff...

2013-09-25 23:33:43

The $25,000 grant will support the Center's conservation efforts to help the Hawaiian monk seal. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Marine Mammal Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) in recognition of The Marine Mammal Center’s efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal species from extinction. This grant will help fund The Marine Mammal Center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts to give sick, injured and orphaned...

2013-07-03 23:16:17

Online registration is now open for the annual fun run and walk that benefits sick and injured seals and sea lions. The event takes place in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, CA on August 17, 2013. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Runners, walkers, families and dog owners will get a workout while helping sick and injured marine mammals during The Marine Mammal Center’s 29th Annual Run for the Seals fun run, walk and fundraiser on August 17 at Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, CA. This is the...

2013-06-04 23:20:27

Indra's Net is a modern-day artistic interpretation of the interconnectedness between human actions, marine mammals and the ocean. The interactive installation opens to the public June 8, 2013. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Starting on World Oceans Day, June 8, visitors to The Marine Mammal Center will be able to touch, learn and participate in a new art installation called, Indra's Net. Legend has it that Indra, a Hindu god, cast a jewel-encrusted net over the infinite universe....

Sea World Releases Stranded Sea Lions Back Into the Wild
2013-05-08 18:26:54

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Between January 1 and March 31 of this year, over 1,300 malnourished sea lion pups have beached themselves on the shores of California. This figure exceeds the yearly average by over 1,000 percent. One such pup, nicknamed Dollar, had beached herself in Southern California only to go through a period of recuperation and release, later stranding herself 300 miles to the north, again severely malnourished. Speculation as to the...

2012-09-13 23:03:39

The new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital is expected to be finished by spring 2013 and will usher in the beginning of an initiative to help the critically endangered population of Hawaiian monk seals. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to a soon-to-be built hospital that will serve as the main hospital for the Hawaiian Islands chain, dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species....

2012-03-16 23:00:43

The Center's “Leave Seals Be” campaign urges beachgoers to report sick and injured seal pups to rescuers. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The arrival of the pupping season´s first harbor seal patient, nicknamed Theros, is a reminder to Leave Seals Be so they have a second chance at life. Leave Seals Be is The Marine Mammal Center´s public education campaign to remind people along the California coast not to pick up or disturb harbor or elephant seal pups they spot...

Image 1 - How Do Diving Marine Mammals Manage Decompression?
2011-12-23 05:17:25

Any diver returning from ocean depths knows about the hazard of decompression sickness (DCS) or "the bends." As the diver ascends and the ocean pressure decreases, gases that were absorbed by the body during the dive, come out of solution and, if the ascent is too rapid, can cause bubbles to form in the body. DCS causes many symptoms, and its effects may vary from joint pain and rashes to paralysis and death. But how do marine mammals, whose very survival depends on regular diving, manage...

2011-03-23 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year Americans became acutely aware of the impact of oil spills on wildlife. For more than 30 years, Procter & Gamble's Dawn brand has been dedicated to helping save oiled birds and marine wildlife from both natural and man-made disasters. Today, Dawn expands its three-decade commitment to helping rescue wildlife with the launch of its Junior Wildlife Champions education and activity program, asking teachers and parents to help...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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