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Two bull northern elephant seals

Photo of the Day: Northern Elephant Seal Battle

5/23/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Two bull northern elephant seals clashing in the surf Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

Sea lion and pup sleeping on rocks of Galapagos Islands. Photo by Robert Miller.

Photo of the Day: Snoozing Sea Lions

4/30/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

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NWF and Its Allies Urge Lawmakers to Restore Hawaiian Monk Seal Funding

4/26/2013 // By Les Welsh

National Wildlife Federation and Conservation Council for Hawai‘i joined forces recently with the Marine Conservation Institute and key Hawaiian community, cultural and conservation organizations to send a letter to federal lawmakers that the critically endangered ilioholoikauaua (Hawaiian monk seal) must […] Read more >

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National Wildlife Federation celebrates Earth Day with donation for San Francisco Porpoises

4/18/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

When I last reported on our new Return of the Porpoise to San Francisco Bay project, I had just finished running around San Francisco and the Bay Area impersonating a cetacean for our campaign video. I have to admit, dancing […] Read more >

Since January 2013, more than 1,100 California sea lion pups have beached themselves along the coast.  Photo:National Marine Mammal Foundation

California sea lion strandings alarm scientists

4/8/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

California sea lions, a regular fixture alongside many areas of the Golden State’s 1,100 mile coastline, are known for their playful dog-like antics and social manner. Tourists from all over the globe visit Fisherman’s Wharf, Point Lobos, the Channel Islands […] Read more >

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The Porpoises Who Left Their Hearts in San Francisco

2/11/2013 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Tony Bennett isn’t the only one to leave his heart in San Francisco. After an absence of over 65 years, the harbor porpoise recently returned to frolic in the waters of San Francisco Bay. When walking across the Golden Gate […] Read more >

Humpback whales feeding

Photo of the Day: Feeding Frenzy

9/27/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Humpback whales surface during bubble net feeding in Auke Bay, Alaska   Photo by Flickr member Scottsfotos See more of Scottsfotos’s images on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the […] Read more >

California coastal bottlenose dolphins off Avila Beach in California (photo by Beth Pratt

Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Oh My! Marine Mammals at California’s Central Coast

9/7/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Whales and other marine mammals have been sighted recently in abundance off the Central Coast of California-specifically Avila, Pismo and Seal Beaches. Photos and videos of humpback whales surfacing and surprising boaters and kayakers have gone viral, and visitors have […] Read more >

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Building a National Constituency for America’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

9/4/2012 // By Les Welsh

Considered the most endangered marine mammal found only in U.S. waters and one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal needs citizens from across the nation speaking up on its behalf if it is going […] Read more >

Sea lions, Santa Cruz Island, California

Photo of the Day: Underwater Forest

7/11/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

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