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Ontario introduces enhanced standards of care for marine mammals (Canada)

July 31st, 2015. Ontario is inviting the public to provide input on new proposed standards of care for marine mammals – such as orcas (killer whales), dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions and walruses – that will better meet their unique needs and ensure their overall health and well-being. 292 more words

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Curious cows help save seal pup stuck in mud after swept by tide into UK marshland

July 23rd, 2015 (Avianne Tan). A birdwatcher at Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire, U.K., says he didn’t find any birds through his telescope, but rather, a much more usual scene : about a dozen curious cows surrounding a seal pup stuck in mud. 351 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Will seal pups survive ? (Netherlands)

July 22nd, 2015 (Lenie ‘t Hart, via Kustnieuws). The end of the nursing period for seals is nigh, the pups have been weaned and they now have to take care of themselves. 613 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Seal pups killed by cars (New Zealand)

July 15th, 2015 (Sven Herselman). Staff at the Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute want motorists to take extra care around the car park at the Point Kean seal colony in Kaikoura after two pups were killed there. 361 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Decapitated Seals found in Netherlands

July 13th, 2015 (Kustnieuws). THE NETHERLANDS, Grevelingenmeer – On Sunday, 12th July divers found three decapitated seals on an uninhabited island in the Grevelingenmeer in the provence Zeeland in The Netherlands. 103 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Spotted Seal Pup Dies at Ocean Park

Ocean Park is investigating what the accidental death of a year-old male spotted seal.

The seal died during an incident at about 2.30pm on Monday (1/6/2015) during a backwash cycle on filters at the Polar Adventure attraction which opened in 2012 and features different species of penguins, walruses, seals and sealions. 109 more words

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Sea Otters and Sea Lions in Clayoquot Sound

Last Friday, while heading into Tofino we took an open water detour around the West side of Vargas Island.

The ocean was glassy calm. Absolutely flat with not a ripple to be seen. 197 more words

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