GJ Kieft made this video in his garden in the Netherlands.
This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
29 July 2016
This afternoon, SOS Dolfijn received a report about a swimming harbour porpoise in the canals of Den Helder in the northwestern part of Holland. Our team is on location to observe and assess the situation. We are ready to offer help if necessary. The animal is behind the sluice-gates and might possibly find its way back to sea. Also it could be an animal in need and distress. An update will follow.
This video from Australia says about itself:
24 September 2012
A one in a million chance encounter with Migaloo the white Humpback Whale as he leaves the Great Barrier Reef, migrating back to Antarctica after spending the worst of the southern hemisphere winter off Port Douglas.
From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 July 2016:
Migaloo under escort as whale watchers get too close for comfort
By Elise Kinsella and Damien Larkins
The Queensland State Government is investigating a complaint about people getting too close to the white whale off the Gold Coast.
As white whales are classified as special management marine creatures, boats must stay 500 metres from them, and aircrafts and drones must keep a distance of 610 metres.
Rangers will begin helping to protect Migaloo during his northern migration on Thursday, until he reaches the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles said it was important whale watchers respected the protection zones.
“The last thing we would want to see is for a whale like this to be injured in a boat strike,” he said.
“It’s just so important people keep their distance, especially as we understand there are a number of boats there.”
He said whale watchers could be fined if they went within the protection zones.
“Humpback whales, they are big creatures, they can behave erratically,” he said.
Southern Cross University whale expert Dr Wally Franklin said tourist boats could stress humpback whales if they came too close.
“It’s very important while these whales are in this northward migration not to interfere with their travel, not to get in front of them,” he said.
“You only approach him at a very slow speed, matching his speed; you only come in from the left or right and do not interfere with his line of travel.”
White whale-watching rules:
Boats must stay 500 metres away
Aircraft and drones must stay 610 metres away
Approach whales from parallel and slightly to rear – never from behind or head-on
Move off slowly and leave no wake
Do not get into the water
This video says about itself:
Fallow Deer Rut – The Bucks are Back in Town!
8 October 2013
Simon King watches the bucks strut their stuff in the New Forest in southern England, chasing the does and scrapping with their foes!
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
According to the court of Zeeland and West-Brabant, the province has not proved that in the nature reserves Manteling Walcheren and Kop van Schouwen there actually are problems for the welfare of the animals in large populations. For other arguments of the provincial authorities there was insufficient evidence, according to the court.
Fallow deer are a protected species. In principle, they should not be hunted. Provinces are allowed to grant exemptions for hunting, but that may only happen under certain conditions.
This video from the USA says about itself:
24 July 2016
A Wild Turkey can run really fast and probably get away a lot faster than taking a short flight. Not sure what this turkey was running from, but you can see a turkey in full run – rather impressive. On the same day a young elk was also in a hurry.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
A family from Gouda found a mammoth bone tens of thousands of years old during a walk on the beach of Texel. Arieke Visscher and her daughters Francine and Ruth made the discovery at beach post 28, the regional broadcasting organisation NH writes.
Mother Arieke thought almost immediately that it was a mammoth bone. Her grandfather was a fisherman and fished these bones from the sea.
The bones of mammoths are still found at the bottom of the sea. The bones end up on the beach and North Sea sand is used for widening the beach. The discovery on the island, according to Ecomare therefore is “not very special, but still very nice.”