"Mammal" Essays and Research Papers

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Mammary glands: feature for which mammals are named-produce milk to nourish the young. Having hair, ability to nourish their young with milk, all breathe air, have four chambered hearts, and are endotherms. The first true mammals appeared during the late Triassic period, about 220 million years ago. Mammals are descended from ancient reptiles. * * Form and Function in Mammals * * Body Temperature Control * High metabolic rate, helps generate body heat. External body hair...

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Marine Mammals

ethical debate over marine mammals in captivity there are many conflicting views. The public theme park industries advocate that marine mammal exhibits provide an important role in educating, entertaining, and conservation; they see nothing wrong with captivity. An increasing number of scientists counter this view and believe that animals should flourish naturally and are too intelligent to be held captive. Animal protection groups also have taken notice that these mammals in captivity develop severe...

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Evolution of Mammals: Cat Family

The felids are a rapidly evolving family of mammals that share a common ancestor only 10–15 million years ago,[26] and include, in addition to the domestic cat, lions, tigers, cougars, and many others. Within this family, domestic cats (Felis catus) are part of the genus Felis, which is a group of small cats containing approximately seven species (depending upon classification scheme).[1][27] Members of the genus are found worldwide and include the jungle cat (Felis chaus) of southeast Asia, European...

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From Land to Sea: How Could a Land Mammal Turn Into a Whale?

From Land To Sea: How could a Land Mammal turn into a Whale? by Tamara Schupp San Diego State University 04/03/06 H100/M4 Whale Evolution 2 From Land to Sea: How could a Land Mammal turn into a Whale? The evolution of whales has long been a mystery to researchers. A whale has so many derived characteristics of a land mammal, such as a large brain, it breathes air, gives birth to live young and is warm blooded, and yet it still manages to live in the sea. Evolutionists believe that...

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Endangered Mammal: Maned Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus Torquatus)

Endangered mammal The maned-three-toed sloth, also known as the maned sloth is the rarest of the five sloth species and is endemic to Brazil (Macdonald, 2001) . Its name derives from the black mane of hairs, which runs down the back of its neck an over the shoulders. Like other sloths are characterized by their short bodies, long limbs and stumpy tails (Emmons, 1990) . Unusual is its proportions of body parts, with very small eyes, small ears, and a tail that is hidden in the fur , along with a...

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Marine Mammal Science

A Career in Marine Mammal Science Many people want to become involved with marine mammals such as sea otters, dolphins, seals, manatees, or whales. Perhaps such interest has been sparked by Flipper the dolphin on television or Keiko the orca whale in the popular movie, Free Willy. Interest in marine mammals has also been generated by the many underwater movies publicly pleading for protection of endangered whales. Others are just simply scientifically curious. At any rate, there are many reasons...

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Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals in Captivity Would you like it if you were put in a cage, forced to perform tricks for an audience on a daily basis? An animal being kept in captivity is wrong, because we shouldn’t put our desire to be amused and entertained over the fact that these animals are confined, being forced to perform for us. Animals should be allowed to live and die in their natural habitat Many experts have claimed that zoos and aquariums give us human beings a better access to the life of an animal...

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Captivity of Marine Mammals

Captivity of Marine Mammals The concern that is being presented is that of whether we should allow marine parks to stay open has been extensively debated in our community of late. It is a significant issue due to the fact that it concerns deep-seated moral and economic questions about the utilization of our native wildlife. There have been an extensive range of different arguments being pushed to the forefront about this issue. In this essay, the arguments will be considered of that for having marine...

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Mammal and Favorite Color

 Dear students in South Korea, My name is in Fifth Grade. I am looking for a pen pal! I love Art and sports. I have many friends in fifth grade. I am a B+ and A- student. I am on select soccer in Whitefish Bay. I love drawing flowers, dragons, and animals. I have a cat and dog. My cat’s name is Ginger and my dog’s name Brownie. Ginger is 6 and Brownie is 1 and 6 months old. My birthday is in May and my favorite food is pizza and nyonki. My favorite animals are kangaroos, dogs, cats, beavers...

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act

The Marine Mammal Protection Act Abstract This paper includes information a particular environmental law. Specifically, the Marine Mammal Protection Act is discussed along with the history and background of this particular environmental law. In addition, the reasoning behind its existence will be elaborately deliberated. The Marine Mammal Protection Act The Marine Mammal Protection Act was established and signed in 1972. According to Ray and Potter (2011), this bill was “passed, despite...

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