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Why did a humpback whale just save this seal's life ? (Antarctica)

July 22nd, 2016 (Erik Stokstad). At first it seemed like the usual, deviously clever attack. Several killer whales were trying to catch a Weddell seal that had taken refuge atop a drifting patch of Antarctic ice. 749 more words

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Illegal seal pup pickups emphasize need to "Share the Shore" with wildlife (Oregon, Washington, USA)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Following four recent incidents in Oregon and Washington in which people illegally picked up harbor seal pups off the beach, leading to the death of two of the animals, NOAA Fisheries is reminding beachgoers to “Share the Shore” with wild marine mammals and give them the space they need to remain wild. 505 more words

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Pregnant sea lion at Henry Doorly Zoo dies (Nebraska, USA)

May 30th, 2016. OMAHA, Neb. —Some visitors at Henry Doorly Zoo witnessed an unsettling sight Saturday : Zookeepers had to shoot tranquilizer darts at a female sea lion after she began exhibiting some unusual behavior. 379 more words

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15 California sea lions slaughtered off the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada)

March 21st, 2016 (Dave White). VANCOUVER ISLAND (NEWS 1130) – Environmental groups are shocked to learn 15 California sea lions were slaughtered by salmon farming company Cermaq Canada on the west coast of Vancouver Island between October and December. 240 more words

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Pinnipeds of the Farallones


There are five species of pinnipeds that breed on the Farallones – a high concentration of diversity for the region.

The Farallones consitute prime habitat for these marine mammals, perched near the edge of the continental shelf and thus an important upwelling zone that supports a wide web of marine life – life that in turn feeds and supports other life. 2,054 more words

Rare jet black seal pup rescued (Netherlands)

February 11th, 2016 (Janene Pieters). The seal center Zeehondencreche Pieterburen has a rare new visitor. A pitch black seal pup was discovered on a dike near Pieterburen seal center, very weak, injured and suffering from hypothermia, so the seal center took her in. 106 more words

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