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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


Who attacked sea lions at Laguna Beach marine center with chlorine? Feds want to find out (California, USA)

May 6th, 2015 (Erika I. Ritchie). LAGUNA BEACH – Federal officials said Tuesday they are looking for a suspect who deliberately poured chlorine into a rehabilitation pool for rescued sea lions, leaving 15 of the marine mammals with chemical burns just as they were recuperating from trauma suffered in the wild. 583 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Episode 21 – Diving into the past: understanding the diving behaviour of tropical seals across time

Jana Jeglinski (University of Glasgow) and Markus Horning (Oregon State University) both studied the diving behaviour of Galapagos fur seals (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) during PhDs conducted twenty years apart. 631 more words

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Outrage as hundreds of seals secretly slaughtered by Britain's fish farming industry (UK)

April 6th, 2015 (Martin Bagot). Seal cubs are being left to starve to death as the protected animals are being secretly shot along Britain’s coast. 731 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

10,000 Dead Sea Lions Wash Up In California, Officials Announce “Crisis” (USA)

March 25th, 2015 (Sean Adl-Tabatabai). 10,000 baby sea lions have washed up dead on a California island, with experts calling the unexplained deaths a “crisis” and “ are washing ashore at a rate so alarming, rescuers said Thursday, this year is the worst yet”. 521 more words

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Two California marine sanctuaries will double in size (USA)

March 17th, 2015 (Ali Berman). The Obama administration has given final approval for the massive expansion of two marine sanctuaries, more than doubling the size of protected waters off the coast of California, and ensuring that the areas will not be harmed by oil and gas drilling, mining, or discharges from ships passing through the sanctuaries. 472 more words

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