Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters

Seal Island Cams Up and Running!

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Seal Island Cams Up and Running!

Brighten up a dreary winter day by watching gray seals with their adorable pups!

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Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week!

Written by on September 21, 2015 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week!

SOAW is held every year during the last week in September as an “annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem”.

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Elephant Seals Can Increase Concentrations of Toxic Mercury

Written by on September 11, 2015 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Elephant Seals Can Increase Concentrations of Toxic Mercury

A new study from UC Santa Cruz shows that elephant seals contribute a large amount of mercury to coastal waters.

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Tagged Fish Are Easier for Seals to Find (and eat…)

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Tagged Fish Are Easier for Seals to Find (and eat…)

New research reveals that seals may be taking advantage of the tags researchers use to study fish at sea.

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Man-Made Structures Act as Marine Mammal Feeding Grounds

Written by on August 8, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters, Technology
Man-Made Structures Act as Marine Mammal Feeding Grounds

New research reveals that wind farms can provide seals and other marine mammals with valuable feeding opportunities.

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Raising Sea Otter Pups Is No Easy Chore

Written by on June 25, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Raising Sea Otter Pups Is No Easy Chore

Sea otter mothers spend so much energy taking care of their pups that, by the time the pup is weaned, even minor infections can kill them.

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Animal Couples That Win Valentine’s Day

Animal Couples That Win Valentine’s Day

Is there anything cuter than sea otters holding hands? Maybe a polar bear mom with her cubs. Enjoy these adorable photos of cute animals loving each other!

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Gray Seal Pupping Cam: Your Connection to Nature This Winter

Written by on January 11, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Gray Seal Pupping Cam: Your Connection to Nature This Winter

Between the shorter days and the cold weather, enjoying nature in winter can be a challenge. The Gray Seal Pupping Cam, however, makes it easy.

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Overfishing of Sea Cucumbers Hurts the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on October 16, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Overfishing of Sea Cucumbers Hurts the Great Barrier Reef

Today’s highlights include the 2013 Ocean Health Index, unsustainable sea cucumber fisheries, and a group of rescued sea lions rejoining their colony.

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Sea Otters Aren’t Just Cute – They’re Great for Seagrass Meadows

Written by on August 27, 2013 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Sea Otters Aren’t Just Cute – They’re Great for Seagrass Meadows

Today’s highlights include the importance of single-celled algae, a new study about rare Risso’s dolphins, and how sea otters saved seagrass beds.

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