seals Subscribe to Feed

Harbor Seals

Saving a California Treasure

10/20/2012 // By Melissa Samet

If you’re anything like me, it wouldn’t take much to convince you that commercial oyster operations should be removed from the heart of a National Park as soon as possible—especially from an estuary that supports the largest breeding population of …

Bearded Seal

Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I …

Antarctic Fur Seal Pups

15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

3/21/2012 // By Kristin Johnson

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, I can most often be found hanging out with my …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

A New Danger for the Hawaiian Monk Seal

12/7/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

After Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, people rallied against the use of DDT as an insecticide because of the threat it posed to Bald Eagles and other birds. Just like the United States would not be the same …

YouTube video

Wildlife Photographer Tells the Stories Behind the Shots

10/19/2011 // By Miles Grant

Remember Amanda Stone’s post about Canada’s spirit bear? I just came across this video with Paul Nicklen, the photographer who captured those amazing new photos of the bears for National Geographic magazine. Nicklen gave a TED talk on how he got …

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, …

magnetic pole

Rowing To The Magnetic North Pole: An Expedition Brought To You By Global Warming

7/30/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

We might think of this as the expedition we hoped we would never see. Around August 1, a rowing  team led by Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart will leave from Resolute Bay in the north of Canada and attempt to row …

rocket frog

The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that …

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers …

A Churchill polar bear

Sea Ice Breakup Could Hit Polar Bears Hard in Churchill and Elsewhere

11/15/2010 // By NWF

The polar bear is one of the earth’s most magnificent animals, and today we saw many of them here on the banks of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba.

Print