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22

Jul

Seals may use wind farms as hunting groundsResearchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.

Seals may use wind farms as hunting grounds
Researchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.

17

Jan

Divers meet extremely playful wild seals off the coast of England, film the whole adventure
Watch it here.

Divers meet extremely playful wild seals off the coast of England, film the whole adventure

Watch it here.

25

Jul

Less ice means more seal strandingsScientists theorize that with less ice some seals are forced into the water before they’ve learned how to navigate or how and where to fish.

Less ice means more seal strandings
Scientists theorize that with less ice some seals are forced into the water before they’ve learned how to navigate or how and where to fish.

29

Mar

Lone seal pup found mysteriously wandering in a forest, miles from the sea
Swedish authorities struggle to explain how the seal pup could have found its way into a forest almost 4 miles from the coast.

Lone seal pup found mysteriously wandering in a forest, miles from the sea

Swedish authorities struggle to explain how the seal pup could have found its way into a forest almost 4 miles from the coast.

04

Dec

treehugger:

For your morning awwwws.
(via Photo of the Day: Baby Harp Seal Cuteness : TreeHugger)

This does make Tuesday a little better.

treehugger:

For your morning awwwws.

(via Photo of the Day: Baby Harp Seal Cuteness : TreeHugger)

This does make Tuesday a little better.

05

Oct

Photo of the day: Peek-a-boo sealA harbor seal named Lisa peeks out of her wicker transport basket on Oct. 4 prior to being released onto a beach on Germany’s Juist Island in the North Sea. Lisa and 3 other orphaned seals are returning to the wild after being raised at a seal research station in the coastal mainland town of Norddeich.
See more adorable seal photos.

Photo of the day: Peek-a-boo seal
A harbor seal named Lisa peeks out of her wicker transport basket on Oct. 4 prior to being released onto a beach on Germany’s Juist Island in the North Sea. Lisa and 3 other orphaned seals are returning to the wild after being raised at a seal research station in the coastal mainland town of Norddeich.

See more adorable seal photos.

30

Aug

How bioluminescent fish help seals hunt in the darkAnalyzing a total of 3,386 dives, scientists determined that elephant seals dive deeper for foraging and where lantern fish are at their brightest.

How bioluminescent fish help seals hunt in the dark
Analyzing a total of 3,386 dives, scientists determined that elephant seals dive deeper for foraging and where lantern fish are at their brightest.

24

Jul

magicalnaturetour:

A few weeks old rare albino South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) scratches its ear at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, July 20, 2012. AP Photo/dapd, Philipp Guelland viaThe Daily Beast by Wanda Goodwin:)

magicalnaturetour:

A few weeks old rare albino South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) scratches its ear at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, July 20, 2012. AP Photo/dapd, Philipp Guelland viaThe Daily Beast by Wanda Goodwin:)

28

Mar

Kazakhstan sounds alarm over dying Caspian sealsEnvironmentalists sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend.

Kazakhstan sounds alarm over dying Caspian seals
Environmentalists sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend.

23

Jan

Stranded baby seals worry Dutch rescuersOver the first 2 weeks of 2012, more than 100 pups were picked up, swelling ranks at a seal rehabilitation center to a record of 351 infant mammals.

Stranded baby seals worry Dutch rescuers
Over the first 2 weeks of 2012, more than 100 pups were picked up, swelling ranks at a seal rehabilitation center to a record of 351 infant mammals.