Seals

Ringed Seals Adapt Quickly to Climate Change

The ringed seals that live on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago are learning a new way of life as sea ice fades from their fjords. But scientists are …

Climate Change

Candid camera: Motion sensors catch wildlife striking a pose

Montana

Is rabies to blame for recent sea lion attacks on swimmers?

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> Here’s a sort of out-of-left-field question about reasons for those swimmer-chomping sea lions.<p>Sea lions, being mammals that lounge about …

Animals

Sea lions are attacking swimmers in San Francisco Bay

Since December, there have been four sea lion attacks in San Francisco Bay.<p>On Thursday, a sea lion attacked a woman at Aquatic Park, a popular spot for swimming along the northern waterfront. She was swimming when a sea lion bit her knee and tried to drag her under water,<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> …

San Francisco Bay Area

Baby Fat Is Far More Than Cute

By Morgan K. Hoke | January 12, 2018 1:53 pm<p><i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i><p>“Aw, you still have your baby fat!” This refrain plagued me throughout my …

Babies

Sea lion attacks and injures woman in San Francisco

A woman is recovering from injuries after she was bitten by a sea lion while swimming in San Francisco's Aquatic Park on Thursday, the fourth attack …

Sea Lions

Fourth San Francisco Swimmer In A Month Attacked By Sea Lion

The woman was not seriously injured even though animal "chomped down," a witness said.<p>A fourth San Francisco swimmer has been injured in a sea lion attack in the latest of a bizarre series of encounters that began in the middle of last month. All of the attacks have occurred in Aquatic Park Cove, a …

Sea Lions

Behind the Blubber

Human transformations of the coastline—such as artificial illumination and log booms—affect harbor seal behavior. Photo by Design Pics Inc./Alamy …

Oceans

Like to Hold Your Baby on Your Left? So Do Walruses - Inkfish

By Elizabeth Preston | January 12, 2018 1:19 pm<p>Human moms prefer to hold their babies on their left sides. Although this does make it easier for …

Science

Falkland Oil Project Eyes Green Light This Year as Prices Rise

An oil project off the tip of South America is on track to get the go-ahead by the end of this year as the companies involved in the development work …

Falkland Islands

Seals hooked up to mobile networks by researchers to track movement and feeding habits

Environmentalists in Scotland have created mobile phones for seals in order to track their movements and feeding habits.<p>The technology was developed …

Scotland

Mother-child left-side face-to-face preference found to extend to walruses and Indian flying foxes

A team of researchers with Saint Petersburg State University and the Institute of Experimental Medicine, both in Russia, has found that a left-side …

Science

Carry babies on left to improve bonding, study suggests

Mothers who want to bond with their babies should carry them on their left hand side, because it creates a natural social connection, a new study suggests.<p>Previous research has shown that upto 85 per cent of women will naturally cradle an infant to the left.<p>But Russian scientists were keen to find …

Babies

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Marine tourism is now considered a “new frontier of late-capitalist transformation”, producing more revenue than aquaculture and fisheries put …

Oceans

Watch This Elephant Seal Snoring on the Beach and Try Not To Smile

<b>1010 WINS</b>– This lovable elephant seal welcomed the new year in the best way possible.<p>The adorable creature was caught snuggling and snoring without a …

Adorable

Sea lion invaders keep Dunedin family on their toes

The cats are wary, ducks terrified and people curious as a sea lion mother raises her family in a Dunedin family's backyard.Sea lion mother Lorelie …

New Zealand News

Monk seal may have died of an infection

ADVERTISING<p>The juvenile monk seal RJ16, nicknamed Kahuluokalae, died Friday of what experts believe may have been a severe infection.<p>“Kahulu,” as he …

Hawaii

Orcas fought off by lonely seal

January 6, 2018 5:30AM<p>THE audacity of that seal.<p>Australian Allison Bone captured a harrowing encounter between a pod of orcas and a solitary seal …

Whales

NSRI rescues rare elephant seal

The NSRI rescued a rare elephant seal in Jeffreys Bay. Photo: Twitter / @NSRI<p>JEFFREYS BAY - The National Sea Rescue Institute in Jeffreys Bay has …

Animals

Are Excluder Devices Saving Sea Lions or Covering Up Their Deaths?

“By-catch and discards,” Charles Clover wrote in <i>The End of the Line</i>, “are a fact of life to a fisherman.” More than 300,000 whales, dolphins, and …

Oceans

How To San Francisco On A Dime

Golden Gate Bridge. Lombard Street. World-class museums. Lively parks. Some of coolest bars and food spots on the West Coast. Passing through San …

San Francisco

Baby seal rescued from MA highway

A baby seal that wandered far from home has been returned to the ocean after police officers rescued the pup from a highway in Massachusetts.<p>Police …

Lifestyle

Researchers discover the secret lives of elephant seals

<b>SANTA CRUZ, Calif.</b> <b>--</b> Watching elephant seals resting lazily on a California beach, it can be hard to imagine that far out in the ocean, they're …

Marine Mammals

Police rescue baby seal waddling down a Massachusetts highway

A baby seal that wandered far from home has been returned to the ocean after police officers rescued the pup from a highway in Massachusetts.<p>Police officials say they spotted the seal waddling down Route 6A in Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod late Friday night.<p>Police, assisted by Amazing Animal …

Cape Cod

Watch this sea lion who was found near death get released back into the ocean

A rescued sea lion made it home for the holidays this year, thanks to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.<p>The sea lion was found in …

Lifestyle (Canada)

The Walrus Countdown · The Walrus

One Last Look Back at 2017<p>In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017. On the last day of the year, we …

Indigenous Peoples

Police help capture baby seal found wandering on busy road

<b>YARMOUTH, Mass. --</b> A marine creature -- a baby seal -- was found far from home in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports. Yarmouth Police …

Amazing

Baby Seal Sneak Onto Highway, Makes Some Friends

Police say Houston - named after a fallen U.S. Navy Seal from the Cape - made his way onto the highway 'Navy Seal style.'<p>YARMOUTH, MA — A baby seal …

Boston

The High-Tech Ways Authorities Are Keeping You Safe This New Year

Updated:Dec 31, 2017 8:40 AM2017-12-31 16:40:07 GMT<p>The Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Colorado said "multiple deputies" responding to a domestic …

Crime

Police Help Capture ‘Navy Seal’ Found Wandering On Busy Road

YARMOUTH (CBS) – A marine creature found in Yarmouth wandered so far from home, police are speculating it must be a Navy seal.Late Friday night, …

Amazing