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Chemical records in teeth confirm elusive Alaska lake seals are one of a kind

May 20, 2019

Hundreds of harbor seals live in Iliamna Lake, the largest body of freshwater in Alaska and one of the…
UNH Partners with Seacoast Science Center to Help Diagnose Cause of Deaths of Marine Mammals

December 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center…
Eleven seal species narrowly escaped extinction

November 21, 2018

‘Hunting, epidemics, and climate change all have the potential to reduce the number of individuals in a population…
Seal Serum Offers Protection from Inflammation

July 13, 2018

Seal lungs can take a terrible pounding when one of the mammals leaves the surface. When the lungs…
Seals Help Plug Antarctic Water Mystery

August 25, 2016

Elephant seals have helped scientists to demonstrate that fresh water from Antarctic’s melting ice shelves slows the processes…
Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch

August 3, 2016

Scientists are asking the public to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica to assist in the…
Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal’s uncanny prey-sensing ability

October 16, 2015

Harbor seals have an amazingly fine-tuned sense for detecting prey, as marine biologists have noted for years. Even…
Molting elephant seals add mercury to coastal seawater

September 9, 2015

As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury…
Hepatitis A relative virus first time found in harbour seals

August 28, 2015

Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to severe illness. Although we have not…
Antarctic fur seals have unique ‘scent profile’ to recognise their pups

August 11, 2015

Researchers studying Antarctic fur seals have discovered their scent has a unique ‘profile’ which enables them to recognise…
Species in the Spotlight campaign brings new focus to NOAA Fisheries’ endangered species conservation efforts

May 16, 2015

NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts…
First global review on the status, future of Arctic marine mammals

March 18, 2015

For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting…
Antarctic seals may use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate while hunting

December 29, 2014

Weddell seals have biological adaptations that allow them to dive deep–as much as of hundreds of meters–while hunting,…
New research shows seals, sea lions likely spread tuberculosis to humans

August 22, 2014

Tuberculosis is one of the most persistent and deadliest infectious diseases in the world, killing one to two…
Seals and sea lions likely brought tuberculosis to the Americas, new research shows

August 21, 2014

New research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from sea lions and seals to humans in South America. Photo by:…
Scientists Investigate the Role of the ‘Silent Killer’ Inside Deep-Diving Animals

May 16, 2014

With its imperceptible features, carbon monoxide is widely known as the “silent killer” due to its risks at…
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