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DNA reveals hooded seals have wanderlust
An international team of researchers have learned that all the hooded seal populations in the world share the same genetic diversity. (2007-05-09)
Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. (2015-05-20)
Gray seals consume as much fish as the fishing industry catches
The gray seals in the Baltic Sea compete for fish with the fishing industry. (2012-04-02)
Seals forage at offshore wind farms
By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. (2014-07-21)
Elephant seals - looking good
Placing small sensing devices on the seals' coats, marine biologists and oceanographers are gathering information not only on the mammals themselves, but also on sea temperatures and pressure from depths not normally reached by research ships and satellite sensing. (2000-12-12)
Growing seal population threatens small-scale fishing
Seals and the fishing industry compete for fish of all types -- no matter whether it is salmon, whitefish, herring or cod. (2011-05-09)
Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch
Scientists are asking the public to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica to assist in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals. (2016-07-26)
TV crews capture first evidence of leopard seals sharing food
Previously unseen footage captured during filming for the Netflix series Our Planet -- narrated by Sir David Attenborough -- reports up to 36 seals seen feeding at the same king penguin colony in South Georgia. (2019-08-04)
UAlberta biologists show that female seals have consistent personalities
Female seals don't change their spots, according to a new study by University of Alberta biologists. (2018-06-27)
Seals threaten Scottish cod stock recovery
Predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters, research led at the University of Strathclyde suggests. (2015-05-18)
Spotted seal study reveals sensitive hearing in air and water
Two spotted seals orphaned as pups in the Arctic are now thriving at UC Santa Cruz's Long Marine Laboratory, giving scientists a rare opportunity to learn about how these seals perceive their environment. (2014-02-26)
A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids
If discovered as fossils, grey and ringed seals are so different that they could be classified as belonging to different families. (2018-11-30)
Moves to automate identification of Saimaa ringed seals
Moves are being made to automate the identification of Saimaa ringed seals. (2015-03-06)
Drone photos offer faster, cheaper data on key Antarctic species
Scientists flying drones in Antarctica have demonstrated a cheaper, faster and simpler way to gauge the condition of leopard seals, which can weigh more than a half ton and reflect the health of the Antarctic ecosystem that they and a variety of commercial fisheries rely on. (2017-11-29)
Female Antarctic seals give cold shoulder to local males
Female Antarctic fur seals will travel across a colony to actively seek males which are genetically diverse and unrelated, rather than mate with local dominant males. (2007-02-07)
Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea
In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. (2017-11-13)
Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeper
Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals. (2012-02-09)
Understanding seal movement can help mitigate seal-fishery conflict
Understanding the differences in the behavior of different seal species can help in the choice of the most effective measures to mitigate the seal-fishery conflict and in the sustainable management of seal stocks. (2015-11-17)
Mapping Oregon coast harbor seal movements using wearable devices
Wearable devices fitted to harbor seals reveal their movements around the Oregon coast, for a population that has been increasing following the implementation of marine reserves and protection acts. (2019-07-31)
European seal plague may threaten population survival
Scientists from Sweden and the USA report in an upcoming issue of the journal Ecology Letters that the 2002 outbreak of phocine distemper virus, or PDV, in European harbour seals may reduce the population by more than half and that future outbreaks with similar characteristics could significantly increase the risk of population declines. (2002-10-30)
WWU receives $720,000 for 5-year harbor seal study
Grad students at Western Washington University are researching the effects of harbor seals on recovered rockfish populations. (2006-05-03)
Seals not competing with Irish fishing stocks, according to new research
Seals are not threatening commercial fishing stocks in Irish waters, with the possible exception of wild Atlantic salmon, according to new research led by Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. (2015-10-27)
Southern elephant seals may adjust their diving behavior to stay in prey patches
When southern elephant seals find dense patches of prey, they dive and return to the surface at steeper angles, and are more sinuous at the bottom of a dive, according to a study published Dec. (2016-12-14)
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University. (2018-12-10)
Video And Data Link Provide Unique "Seal's Eye View" Of The World
Imagine a lion, poised to bring down its prey, drawing and holding a breath, then giving chase for 20 minutes. (1999-02-11)
Elephant seal pups suffer from ocean warming
Ocean warming has a negative impact on the condition of elephant seals, reveals a study published in the Open Access journal BMC Biology. (2005-04-18)
Extinct relative helps to reclassify the world's remaining 2 species of monk seal
The recently extinct Caribbean monk seal was one of three species of monk seal in the world. (2014-05-14)
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
Miniature oceanographic sensors attached to southern elephant seals have provided scientists with an unprecedented peek into the secret lives of seals. (2007-08-07)
Foraging strategies of smallest seals revealed in first ever satellite tracking study
The first ever satellite tracking study of one the world's endangered seal species has revealed new information about their migration habits and hunting patterns. (2016-08-03)
White shark attack shows they're not man-eaters
Shark expert Peter Klimley, a UC Davis researcher, says the recent attack on a swimmer off Avila Pier in Central California supports his belief that adult great white sharks are selective hunters that would rather eat fat seals than bony human beings. (2003-08-28)
Seal sensors
Seals and yachts could help oceanographers reveal data from the depths of remote ocean areas where existing data is scarce. (2000-02-01)
An avian flu that jumps from birds to mammals is killing New England's baby seals
A novel avian influenza virus has acquired the ability to infect aquatic mammals and was responsible for an outbreak of fatal pneumonia that recently struck harbor seals in New England, according to scientists at the Center for Infection & Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, New England Aquarium, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, SeaWorld and EcoHealth Alliance. (2012-07-31)
Meet 'Henry and Nick,' seals featured in Science study
A new experiment shows how harbor seals use their hyper- sensitive whiskers to detect hydrodynamic fish trails, a unique way to track prey in murky waters. (2001-07-05)
NOAA scientists find killer whales in Antarctic waters prefer weddell seals over other prey
NOAA's Fisheries Service scientists studying the cooperative hunting behavior of killer whales in Antarctic waters observed the animals favoring one type of seal over all other available food sources, according to a study published in the journal Marine Mammal Science. (2011-03-30)
Study shows benefits of being fat (but not too fat) for deep-diving elephant seals
Researchers using a new type of tracking device on female elephant seals have discovered that adding body fat helps the seals dive more efficiently by changing their buoyancy. (2014-11-04)
Studies of marine mammals indicate a "breathtaking" ability to dive to great depths
When it comes to diving deeply, marine mammals as different as seals and blue whales employ the same physiological adaptations to allow them to travel the maximum distance with minimum effort. (2000-04-09)
Declining sea ice strands baby harp seals
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded than adult seals because of shrinking sea ice cover caused by recent warming in the North Atlantic, according to a Duke University study. (2013-07-22)
Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals
Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. (2015-08-25)
Prehistoric remains reveal a drastic shift in northern fur seal ecology
Northern fur seals have experienced major changes in their behavior, ecology, and geographic range of over the past 1,000 years, according to a new study. (2007-05-21)
Study of sleeping fur seals provides insight into the function of REM sleep
All land mammals and birds have two types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (also called slow-wave sleep). (2018-06-07)
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