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Life on the beach: My first field season as an elephant seal researcher

Third installment of the blog series by students enrolled in MS 211: Ecology of Marine Mammals, Birds and Turtles with faculty member Dr. Gitte McDonald.  550 more words

Cool Creatures

When mammals took to water they needed a few tricks to eat their underwater prey

March 2nd, 2017 (David Hocking). Have you ever watched a dog retrieve a ball thrown into water? On land, dogs are swift and agile, but in water they become slow and ungainly. 917 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Bloggerhead Presents: Fun with Follicles

Hallo my fellow Bloggerheadseaturtles,

I know it has been a disturbing length of time since my last post. We can mainly thank graduate school for that. 489 more words

Neuro&Sensory Biology

Short film: Caspian seals moulting in Komsomolets Bay, Kazakhstan

Komsomolets Bay on the north eastern shore of the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan, is a remote area of shallow water, with countless small inlets among extensive reed beds, sandbanks and islands. 134 more words


Heartbreak as fire rips through seal sanctuary killing animals (UK)

September 25th, 2016. Fire has destroyed part of a seal sanctuary and animal park in Lincolnshire tragically killing some of the animals.

The blaze ripped through the education room at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre on Saturday causing severe damage and also claiming the lives of some reptiles. 143 more words

Endangered Biodiversity