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Bear halts Colorado marathon by crossing the road

A group of runners experienced a stunning sight last weekend as a bear temporarily halted the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs.

Two runners, Quentin Genke and Pete Peterson, said they reached the halfway point between mile 12 and 13 when Genke noticed the bear out of his right eye running along the trail.

“I don’t think [the bear] was interested in running the race,” Genke told Runner’s World. “So, I reached into my pocket and grabbed my phone quick and yelled, ‘Bear!’”

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He said he got the shot while keeping his distance and using his survival instincts. He was able to joke about the scary experience afterward.

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A bear crossed between runners during the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs last weekend (Leadville Trail – Quentin Genke)

“I thought of the old running saying that’s like, when you see a bear or a wild animal, you don’t have to outrun the animal, you have to outrun the people around you,” Genke said jokingly. “I looked around and said, ‘I think I could outrun one or two of these people.’”

Since outrunning the bear was not an option, all they could do was respect the strength and speed of the massive animal.

“We know we were in the bear’s territory,” Peterson said. “No one chased the bear or ran up to take pictures. We respected its area.”

The bear appeared for only about 15-20 seconds, as it bolted across the road, slipped through a gap in the runners and vanished into the woods.

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“Everyone froze,” Peterson said. “We let the bear do what it was going to do, and it found a gap in the runners to cross and then took off into the brush. Everyone just looked at each other like, ‘Did that really just happen?’ It was so casual. That was what was funny about it. In trail races, we see wildlife all the time, but you never expect a bear to jump out in front of you when you’re in a mountain race.”

For Genke, the experience was the cherry on top of a full day that started with a Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) in the morning.

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“Typically we get a PBR after the race or training runs, but it’s Leadville,” Genke told Runner’s World before the bear encounter. “It’s already a race on a mountain at high elevation, so it’s a crazy event to begin with. This just adds to the insanity of the day.”

Here are some bear safety tips from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife in case of any close encounters with the animal.

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Seals ‘sing’ ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and the ‘Star Wars’ theme in bizarre video

Scientists in the U.K. have revealed that gray seals can mimic the sound of human words and songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and even the “Star Wars” theme.

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland worked with three gray seals, monitoring them from birth to determine their “natural repertoire.”

The seals were then trained to copy the key elements of human sounds.

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Video footage of the project shows the seals’ remarkable musical talents. One of the seals, named Zola, can be seen copying the notes of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Another seal copies the famous “Star Wars” theme music.

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In this undated image made from video provided by the University of St. Andrews, a seal copies the sounds of the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in St Andrews, Scotland. Researchers at the University of St. Andrews say gray seals can copy the sounds of human words and songs including “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” (University of St Andrews via AP)

The research team’s findings were published in the journal Current Biology. The study gave the researchers a better understanding of the evolution of vocal learning and human language development.

Lead researcher Dr. Amanda Stansbury, who now works at the El Paso Zoo in Texas, said that she was amazed at how well the seals copied the sounds that were played to them. “Copies were not perfect but given that these are not typical seal sounds it is pretty impressive,” she said in a statement. “Our study really demonstrates how flexible seal vocalizations are. Previous studies just provided anecdotal evidence for this.”

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The study also suggested that gray seals could help in the study of speech disorders.

“Finding other mammals that use their vocal tract in the same way as us to modify sounds informs us on how vocal skills are influenced by genetics and learning and can ultimately help to develop new methods to study speech disorders,” said Professor Vincent Janik of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews, in the statement.

Gray seals are found in North Atlantic coastal waters, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Florida toddler befriends dolphins at SeaWorld in adorable video

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A 3-year-old Florida girl is being called the “dolphin whisperer” after the toddler apparently attracted several of the mammals with her toy dolphin during a visit to SeaWorld Orlando over the weekend.

Paisley Cobb was holding the pink toy and looking through the dolphin tank when as many as five real-life dolphins quickly took an interest and gathered around her.

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“The coolest thing ever just happened!!!” Paisley’s mother, Katie Cobb, wrote in the video’s caption. “Such a special moment for our sweet girl.”

A voice in the video can be heard saying the dolphins like Paisley’s toy as the creatures appear to assemble against the glass for an up-close look at the small-scale imitation.

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Cobb told FOX13 Tampa that her daughter just might be the “dolphin whisperer” after witnessing the mammals follow the 3-year-old around and play with her.

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Hundreds of dolphins stranded, wash up dead along US Gulf Coast, officials say

Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it’s been deemed an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

More than 261 bottlenose dolphins have been stranded in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, officials said on Friday. The number is approximately three times higher than average.

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The collective deaths have been determined to be an “unusual mortality event” by NOAA, defined as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.”

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that more than 261 dolphins have stranded in the U.S. Golf Coast since Feb. 1. (Moby Solangi/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies via AP)

Many of the dolphin carcasses recovered “are very decomposed,” according to officials. This limits “the ability to collect samples to determine cause of illness or death.”

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NOAA says “stranding” is when a marine mammal or sea turtle is found dead on the beach or floating near the shore, or if the creatures are alive near the shore but can’t return back to sea on their own, whether due to sickness or because they need help.

Scientists are investigating whether lingering effects from the 2010 BP oil spill are to blame for the unusually high death toll for the dolphins. Problems with lungs and adrenal glands, which produce stress-related hormones; blood abnormalities; and general poor condition, were considered effects of the oil spill.

Earlier reports said the spill contributed to the Gulf of Mexico’s largest and longest dolphin die-off.

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“We do know some of the health conditions … are improving, but some have been slow to improve,” Teri Rowles, coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, told The Associated Press. “Reproduction in the heaviest-oiled areas continues below normal.”

Rowles said that scientists will also investigate whether more immediate effects from low salinity because of freshwater flowing from high rivers and a Louisiana spillway contributed to the deaths.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Washington state landowners are asked to take dead whales

With no more places to store the gray whale carcasses washing ashore in Washington state, a federal agency is asking landowners to lend their properties as a final resting place for the marine mammals while they decompose.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is asking for volunteers to use their land as a disposal site for the carcasses, which can measure up to 40 feet long. By doing so, they would be supporting the natural process of the marine environment, officials said.

The skeletons left behind can be used for educational purposes, they added.

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In this May 6 photo, Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

“A cemetery for one,” Mario Rivera, a landowner in Port Hadlock, located nearly 50 miles northwest of Seattle, told KING-TV.  “The smell isn’t bad. It is very intermittent.”

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About 30 whales have been stranded on Washington’s coastline this year, the most in two decades. The gray whale population is estimated at 27,000.

About 70 whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast alone. Because of the unusually high number, NOAA declared it an “unusual mortality event.”

“With the unusual mortality event of these gray whales, we know more whales will be coming in, or there is a high likelihood that more whales will die within Puget Sound and out on the coast,” said Port Townsend Marine Science Center Citizen Science Coordinator Betsy Carlson.

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Lime is being used to break down a whale carcass on the beach where Rivera lives.

“The lime appears to be working,” he said. “It is decomposing nicely. I think. It’s not that bad so we are hoping other landowners will do this,” Rivera said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Killer whale swims alongside boat off Cape Cod in ‘unbelievable’ video

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A charter vessel off the coast of Massachusetts captured “unbelievable” video of its close encounter with an orca on Sunday.

Got Stryper Charters and Baits shared a video of the killer whale racing with dolphins alongside the boat.

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Captain Kelly Zimmerman, who works for the Chatham-based charter company, recalled the “mind-blowing” 20-minute encounter.

“My heart was pounding out of my chest when it came beside the boat,” he told The Boston Globe.

The vessel was about 70 miles offshore during a 15-hour trip scouting for tuna when the orca and a few dolphins appeared, the Globe reported. The mammals followed their bow even as Zimmerman tried to change course.

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“We kept trying to steer away from it and make little course changes and it just stuck right there beneath our pulpit,” he told the paper. “It was breathtaking.”

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy called the killer whale sighting “absolutely amazing.” While orcas have been spotted in the area before, sightings are “very rare,” the group said.

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The black-and-white mammals can be found in all oceans, though prefer coastal waters and cooler regions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

An official with the charter company wrote it was “one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in a while.”

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Stunning images reveal whale narrowly missing boat during breach

Incredible images show a humpback whale breaching from the Pacific Ocean and narrowly missing a fishing boat Monterey Bay, Calif., before returning to the sea.

“It was quite exciting! Salmon season coincides with the time when humpbacks are returning to Monterey Bay to feed for the summer and there were hundreds of boats on the bay fishing,” 60-year-old photographer Douglas Croft told The Sun in an interview.

Croft, who took the images, added that he had seen the whale breach “couple of times before” and that he expected the mammal to continue doing it based on previous behavior.

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An incredible video and set of images shows the moment a humpback whale bursts through the calm sea, close to an unsuspecting fisherman. (Credit: Douglas Croft/Caters News)

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“I went below deck to shoot from a porthole close to the water line. That’s what gives this amazing perspective of looking up at the whale,” Croft recounted.

Croft, who was on a separate boat with videographer Kate Cummings, said the breach showed the enormous size of the whale. He did not give an estimate of its size, only going so far as to describe it as “huge” and saying that if he had been the fisherman on the boat, “I’d probably need some new underwear.”

Humpback whales can reach up to 60 feet in length and weigh up to 40 tons, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Cummings, who took a video of the remarkable breach, said that the whale had breached a few times before she captured the footage.

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Taken by photographer Douglas Croft, 60, the photo shows the whale shooting up through the waves close to a boat with an unsuspecting fisherman in before it crashes back down. (Credit: Douglas Croft/Caters News)

“But sometimes when whales breach multiple times, they’re also heading a specific direction when they’re underwater building momentum for the next breach,” Cummings told the news outlet. “I figured the next breach would be around the fisherman because the whale was heading that way and sure enough! Though I didn’t expect the whale and the boat to line up so perfectly.”

Although the species has seen its population increase in recent years after commercial whaling was banned in 1985, it is still considered endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

It’s estimated that there are approximately 60,000 humpback whales swimming in the planet’s oceans. They have been known to travel great distances, sometimes as much as 5,000 miles for breeding purposes, and are known for their distinctive hump, their breaching habits and their singing ability.

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Gorillas make hilarious attempts to avoid rainfall at South Carolina zoo in viral video

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A viral video from a South Carolina zoo showed a group of gorillas behaving just like humans as they tried to take shelter from the rain.

The primates at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia were seen huddling beneath an overhang. Each of two female gorillas clutched a baby in its arms as they all cautiously looked for an escape route to drier ground.

“Gorillas are magnificent, majestic creatures full of grace and beauty… except when it rains,” zookeeper Brooke Hunsinger captioned the video on Facebook.

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“Gorillas are magnificent, majestic creatures full of grace and beauty… except when it rains.”

— Brooke Hunsinger, zookeeper

One brave gorilla, named Acacia, hugged the wall of the overhang in an effort to minimize wetness and shimmied around a corner out of the rain. As the three remaining grim-faced gorillas followed, each made a human-like face to show its revulsion to getting wet.

Some social media users suggested they send the gorillas umbrellas.

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The male dominant silverback gorilla, Cenzoo, waited for the females, Macy and Kazi, and their babies, Mo and ZaKota, to make it to the dry area before leaving the overhang himself. The zoo replied that while there has been a hierarchy among the females, “all bets were off for dominance” in this situation because all the gorillas wanted to stay dry.

The video has been viewed nearly 8 million times since Hunsinger posted it on May 3.

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Massachusetts trooper responds to call of injured dog, finds wounded coyote pup

A Massachusetts state trooper was in for a surprise earlier this month when the “wounded dog” he tried to rescue turned out to be an injured coyote pup.

Trooper Carlo Mastromattei responded to a call on May 5 about the animal on the side of a road in Revere, a city roughly 5 miles north of Boston, state police wrote on Facebook.

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Trooper Carlo Mastromattei discovered an injured coyote pup when he responded to a call about a wounded dog earlier this month. (Massachusetts State Police)

When Mastromattei arrived, he spotted the animal on a busy parkway. Instead of a dog, he “saw a small frightened, solitary coyote pup. The pup’s mother was nowhere in sight.”

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The trooper contacted various agencies before calling Ocean View Kennels — the owner of which came to help Mastromattei rescue the pup, placing him in a crate.

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Officials said that the pup was spotted on the edge of a busy parkway and the mother was nowhere to be found. (Massachusetts State Police)

As state police said, “the baby coyote’s adventure was far from over.” Mastromattei took the coyote pup home, where it stayed with the trooper and his girlfriend.

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The following day, the coyote was transported to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton, “where he was examined and determined to be healthy,” officials said.

The pup was scheduled to be transferred to a wildlife specialist in the Berkshires to be rehabilitated and later released in the wild.

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Two black bears caught in intense fight in New Jersey backyard

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Two black bears were caught on video in a front-yard brawl outside a New Jersey home last week.

The bears appeared to be on their hind legs swatting and nipping at each other, while residents in Frankford Township watched the incredible sight.

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“When I went out to look, I actually heard the bears’ jaws hitting together as they were fighting and growling at each other,” Corey Bale, who recorded the video on May 3, told NJ.com.

Bale said he watched the fight from his yard. He told NJ.com he believed it was two male bears fighting over a female bear, but it wasn’t immediately clear.

After the fight was over, Bale said he found bear hair and blood in his backyard.

New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has warned residents of bear sightings as the weather grows warmer.

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