Sea Otters

Awesome orcas: 7 great spots to see killer whales in the wild

1: Antarctica<p>The Antarctic is a good feeding ground for orcas and it is estimated that half the world’s population (around 25,000) reside there. …

Orcas

Baby Otter Who Lost Her Mother to Shark Attack and Struggled to Survive Gets Second Chance

Langly is not like “all the otters.” The little-sea-mammal-who-could has triumphed over tragedy, and is now growing stronger by the day and enjoying …

Otters

'Kitty Litter' Parasite Is Wiping Out One Of Earth’s Rarest Seals

AnimalsWeird & Wild<p>A disease that originates in domestic cats is hitting Hawaiian monk seals particularly hard.<p>In May, two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals were found dead on a beach on Oahu. Both were female, and one was pregnant. After performing a necropsy, veterinarians determined that …

Marine Mammals

Katmai For Wildlife

Explosions of earth. Skies darkened with ash. Blasts heard over 750 miles away. Who would think that a massive volcanic event would mark the creation …

National Parks

Rescued sea otter in Sausalito needs a name

SAUSALITO (BCN) – If you're good with words and love animals, you otter help Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center find a name for one of its patients - a southern sea otter pup.<p>Orphaned and starving, the pup was stranded in Monterey in February at just a few months of age. She had been exposed to the …

Cute Animals

Collagen Fingerprinting and the Earliest Marine Mammal Hunting in North America

Article |<p>Open | Published: 03 July 2018<p>Courtney A. Hofman ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-6808-3370,<br>• Torben C. Rick,<br>• Jon M. Erlandson,<br>• Leslie …

Anthropology

The Most Eco-Friendly Dive Destinations Around the World

Making a commitment to protecting the ocean is crucial to the sport of diving. And so it is that we are most drawn to the ­places that understand the …

Scuba Diving

SeaWorld debuts up-close encounters with otters, seals, flamingos — for a charge

SeaWorld San Diego is doubling down on its animal exhibits by introducing this summer several new up-close encounters — from whales, seals and sea …

San Diego

How to Plan the Perfect Whale Watching Trip

As evidenced by the popularity of zoos, animal parks, and television nature shows, we humans love to observe wildlife going about their entertaining …

Travel

Meet sea otters, flamingos and more at SeaWorld's new animal encounters

Previous Next<p>Previous Next<p>SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - SeaWorld is introducing new animal encounters as it branches out from its traditional orca shows.<p>The …

Animals

Meet the Alaska SeaLife Center’s newest pups

The Alaska SeaLife Center has two new young pups: A newborn sea otter and harbor seal, both thought to be abandoned.The female harbor seal pup was …

Seals

Spot Otters and Whales, No Boat Necessary

This out-and-back meanders along coastal bluffs past the still-operating 1875 Piedras Blancas Light Station and several craggy outcroppings where …

Sea Lions

First Look: BONT HELIX Road Shoe at Sea Otter 2018

VIDEO: I talked with Steven from BONT Shoes about their all new BONT HELIX road cycling shoe, with carbon sole and fully integrated BOA laces that …

Road Cycling

Apparently male dolphins hold hands as they swim, and yes, there's video

Nothing makes us melt more than friendships in the animal kingdom. Just like us humans, animals can form strong bonds and attachments to one another …

Dolphins

Moss Landing sea otter swimming with trash could cause deadly consequences

- A photo of a sea otter nibbling on a flip flop as he floats along may look cute to some - but it's raising serious concerns for marine biologists …

Otters

Otters Are Not Cute, They Are Sick Depraved Jerks

Wednesday May 30 is World Otter Day, a day where your newsfeeds will undoubtedly be filled with cutesy photographs of fuzzy little otters juggling …

Otters

Otters - Alaska Nature and Science (U.S. National Park Service)

Whether frolicking on shore or floating serenely on their backs in the ocean, otters seem to have perfected the art of relaxation. And, in fact, the …

National Parks

Emerald is the Vancouver Aquarium’s first seal pup patient of the season

Photo Vancouver AquariumEmerald is the first seal pup to arrive at the Vancouver Aquarium’s offsite rescue centre.The tiny premature male pup was …

Cute Animals

Eagles Deck Out Their Nest With Kelp

Biologist Erin Rechsteiner braved the waters of Queens Sound in a small aluminum boat heading for Gosling Rocks, a remote archipelago on British …

Zoology

Meet Emerald: preemie pup is Vancouver Aquarium’s first seal rescue of 2018

The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is welcoming its first seal pup patient of the year.<p>The tiny, premature male, dubbed “Emerald” …

Porpoises

6 things the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has planned for its 20th anniversary

The Aquarium of the Pacific is celebrating 20 years in Long Beach with the help of the oldest sea otters in captivity and an octopus that likes to …

Aquariums

Porcupine selfies and painting with macaws at the Oregon Zoo's new 'animal encounters'

Where can you pet a prehensile-tailed porcupine and create a work of art with a squawking macaw? At the Oregon Zoo, of course!<p>The zoo's new 'animal …

Porcupine

Hold On to Your Hats—There’s Good Environmental News to Report

In an environmental news cycle typically dominated by calamity and existential threats, it’s an absolute joy to report a significant bit of very good …

Biodiversity

Study Finds Federal Protection Has Increased Populations of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

The research showed substantial population recovery for 78 percent of marine life protected by the Endangered Species Act.<p>A recent study found that …

Endangered Species

Shrinking seafood harvests in Alaska have cuddly culprit: sea otters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by …

Red Sea

Predator sea otter now more of a hero in California coastal ecosystem

Wildlife experts along the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore an important predator — the southern sea otter — to an undersea world that’s falling apart in their absence.<p>The otters, nearly wiped out by centuries of hunting for their fur pelts, have rebounded from as few as 50 …

Lifestyle

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Sea otters, an African forest elephant and endangered Francois’ langurs are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Photos

We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

<i>A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on</i> …

Wildlife

Balance Of Zero: An Oil Tanker In Alaska Crashed But It Hit A Ship Carrying Dawn Soap So All Of The Wildlife Is Pretty Clean

A massive environmental catastrophe almost devastated the coast of Alaska today when a tanker carrying 11 million gallons of oil collided with …

Humor

Alligators on Beaches May Become the Norm

In the recent past, alligators, wolves, leopards, mountain lions, and other large predators have been increasingly spotted in places where people …

Wildlife