Arctic sea ice loss opens marine mammals to deadly virus

The loss of sea ice in the Arctic has opened pathways for a virus deadly to seals, otters, and other marine mammals, researchers say.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: viruses seals earth-and-environment otters sea-ice sea-lions

Norfolk RSPCA centre saves 50th seal with plastic injuries

The "necklace" injuries from discarded plastic waste are becoming more common, says the RSPCA.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment wildlife plastic seals horsey east-winch rspca

Drones warning over breeding seals in Pembrokeshire

Experts say the animals become agitated and go into the water, which could lead to them not returning.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife drones seals swansea-university

Seal sculpture made from Essex beach plastic rubbish

The plastic waste collected from one beach is "the tip of the iceberg", the artist says.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment recycling nature seals walton-on-the-naze

How to explain a giant hole in Antarctic ice

"We thought this large hole in the sea ice—known as a polynya—was something that was rare..."

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
June 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: antarctica ice oceans seals science-and-technology earth-and-environment

Elusive seal posse colonized an Alaskan lake

Evidence that the seals in Alaska's Iliamna Lake are one of a kind could prevent a controversial mining project from going forward.

Michelle Ma-Washington • futurity
May 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: conservation alaska ecosystems seals earth-and-environment lakes

'Worst year' for Horsey seals injured by rubbish

The animals have been getting fishing nets stuck to them or rings trapped on their necks.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 30, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: conservation seals horsey east-winch rspca

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