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UK public urged to watch out for seal and dolphin strandings

February 2nd, 2016. The Southwest is seeing a rise in dead and injured seals and dolphins and public action can help.

There are so many weather warming and storm forecasts these days that it becomes difficult keeping up with which weather system is causing which bit of damage. 583 more words

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Rare sea lion mutilated by fishermen just to get its jaw and teeth (Russia)

HORRIFIC footage of a rare sea lion being mutilated by a fisherman is being investigated by the Russian police.

January 26th, 2016. An axle grinder was used to cut off the sea mammal’s jaws and teeth so they could be sold, it is being claimed. 139 more words

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Caspian seal conservation (short film)

Here’s a link to a short film by Kazakh colleagues about some of our work with them on Caspian seal ecology & conservation (in Russian with English subtitles).


Fur seal found with a HARPOON sticking out of its back after he was stabbed twice (Australia)

December 1st, 2015 (Belinda Cleary).

  • An Australian fur seal was found with stab wounds in Port Phillip Bay
  • The harpoon used in the attack was sticking out of the wound…
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NOAA : Parasite common in warm-blooded animals killed monk seal (Hawaii, USA)

November 21st, 2015 (Chris Tanaka). HONOLULU – Scientists now know what caused the death of a Hawaiian monk seal found near the Ala Wai Boat Harbor last week :  399 more words

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A new treatment could save sea lions from a deadly algae (California, USA)

November 19th, 2015. A sea lion pokes his head out of the water and swivels it around like a periscope. Apparently liking what he sees, he flings himself over the pool’s concrete lip and onto dry land. 913 more words

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Piedras Blancas Elephant Seals

Just North of San Simeon, CA at the Southern end of Big Sur lies a beach that has recently become home to a group of Northern Elephant Seals. 396 more words