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Navy Wants To Place More Sonar-Pinging Buoys Off Coasts Of California, Oregon, Washington

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water. 516 more words


Raging Battles on Beaches Near You

They are back!

Up and down the west coast of the US and Mexico, thousands of Elephant Seals are gathering for the biggest event of the year 488 more words

Help Save Hawaiian Monk Seals

To celebrate the season, my husband and I made a donation in our friends’ and family’s honor to Ke Kai Ola, also known as the Hawaiian monk seal hospital, in Kona on Hawaii Island. 39 more words

Riveting Reads - Merry Christmas Week!

Can you beehive it is nearly Christmas! Happy Christmas Eve-Eve! This will probably be my last post before christmas and the New Year! So a Happy Holidays to you all! 276 more words


Steller Sea Lions

This gallery contains 4 photos. Why we didn’t hear these muscled pinnipeds (and there are four of them) on our previous visit is a mystery. This one certainly knows how to ham it up for the camera. 116 more words


Fun Fact Friday: Unihemispheric Sleep

Some species of cetaceans (whales and dolphins), like the boto, sleep with only half their brain at a time! This adaptation, called unihemispheric sleep, allows them to surface in order to breathe.   20 more words

Wildlife Up Close: Northern Sea Otters

This gallery contains 4 photos. Sea otters may be cute, but they are also constantly on the move — which makes them difficult to capture through glass, reflections, and water. 218 more words