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Seismic Surveys in Shallow Sites

Seismic Surveys in Shallow Sites | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

The sound propagation of seismic airguns differs under a range of environmental conditions. Until now, few studies have examined the characteristics and propagation of seismic airgun sounds in shallow waters. To investigate this, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark analysed airgun pulses in shallow water to determine the potential effects on small marine mammals.

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Sick sea lion named Wilbur dies after being rescued on Alameda's Crown Beach

Sick sea lion named Wilbur dies after being rescued on Alameda's Crown Beach | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
A sick sea lion rescued from Crown Beach in Alameda today has died.
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Meticulously Constructed Wildlife Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

Meticulously Constructed Wildlife Sculptures Made Entirely Out of LEGOs | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

Sculptor Sean Kenney started playing with LEGOs as a kid and has developed a highly impressive collection since then. Now, he's one of 11 LEGO Certified Professionals who creates modern sculptures for a living. 

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Seal jumps on B.C. couple’s dinghy to avoid being eaten by orca

Seal jumps on B.C. couple’s dinghy to avoid being eaten by orca | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Michelle Wigmore and her husband were out enjoying Friday afternoon on the waters of Desolation Sound when they came upon an unexpected sight: a stowaway seal, hiding out on their dinghy to avoid falling prey to a passing orca.
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Seal soaks up sun in Auckland

Seal soaks up sun in Auckland | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

An ordinary Sunday walk turned into a wildlife show for one Auckland family who chanced upon a sunbathing seal today.

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First dolphin, now seal, visits Central Jersey

First dolphin, now seal, visits Central Jersey | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
A harbor seal has been spotted in the Morgan Creek, according to police.
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Peta's latest SeaWorld abuse claims allege animal welfare violations

Peta's latest SeaWorld abuse claims allege animal welfare violations | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
A marine mammal expert says veterinarian’s distant observations of mistreatment of whales and sea lions may lead to ‘premature conclusions’
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Towns Vote to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Towns Vote to Oppose Offshore Drilling | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Two Carteret County towns this week joined the growing list of N.C. communities taking official positions opposed to offshore drilling and seismic blasting.
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World experts team up to prepare for oil spill response

World experts team up to prepare for oil spill response | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Regional councils are now wiser when it comes to dealing with wildlife affected by oil, thanks to a workshop run by Massey University's Wildbase oiled wildlife response team.
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Florida manatees popping up in Virginia Beach

Florida manatees popping up in Virginia Beach | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
The Virginia Aquarium has recorded nine different manatee sightings over the past three months.
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Public comment period opens for NOAA’s proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries

Public comment period opens for NOAA’s proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Public comment period opens for NOAA’s proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries
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I smell a...SEAL: Scientists discover how the mammal locates pups

I smell a...SEAL: Scientists discover how the mammal locates pups | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
THIS might sound fishy but scientists have discovered how fur seals find their cubs on a beach packed with thousands of identical looking pups. It is all down to the way the youngsters smell.
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5 years later, Stoli the manatee returns home

5 years later, Stoli the manatee returns home | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

Returning a 1,200-pound manatee back to the wild is no easy task, but it is one that a group of volunteers was happy to tackle at Cracker Creek."Stoli" was released Tuesday after five years of rehabilitation. The manatee was found injured July 2010 off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, the victim of blunt-force trauma in a boat accident.

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Bloated sea otter rescued after suffering 'blunt force trauma'

Bloated sea otter rescued after suffering 'blunt force trauma' | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Corky, named after the way he was floating when he was found, was discovered near Vargas Island 'acting very oddly.'
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Hey Seattleites, Stop Trying to "Save" Seal Pups

Hey Seattleites, Stop Trying to "Save" Seal Pups | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Every Year, Seattleites Try to "Save" Seal Pups from Local Beaches (It Usually Doesn't End So Well)
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Unfortunate sea lions 'get struck by lightning'

Unfortunate sea lions 'get struck by lightning' | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
For the first time, lightning is known to have killed a marine mammal
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How to de-oil a polar bear: Grim outlook for wildlife impacts from an Arctic spill

How to de-oil a polar bear: Grim outlook for wildlife impacts from an Arctic spill | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
If a large oil spill were to affect marine wildlife in the Arctic, the federal agencies in charge of mounting a response say their ability to clean animals oiled in the region would be severely limited.
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Sea otters falling prey to great white sharks

Sea otters falling prey to great white sharks | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Dramatic rise in killings is hampering recovery of endangered California otters
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Blakeney Point seals: Numbers at National Trust colony hit four-year high

Blakeney Point seals: Numbers at National Trust colony hit four-year high | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
The number of summer common seals on a nature reserve in north Norfolk hits a four-year high.
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In Tough Year for Seals and Sea Lions, Rescue Center Works Overtime

In a normal year, The Marine Mammal Center rescues around 600 animals. It's only August, and they're way, way past that number.
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Anger as reports flood in of dolphin and seals being harassed by day trippers

Anger as reports flood in of dolphin and seals being harassed by day trippers | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

Seals are being flushed from the rocks by kayakers and dolphins and their young "repeatedly" harassed by day tripper boats, appalled wildlife experts in Cornwall have revealed.

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Federal court hears arguments for polar bear habitat

Federal court hears arguments for polar bear habitat | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
The state of Alaska and petroleum industry groups have opposed the proposes 187,000-square-mile habitat
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Protecting marine mammals at heart of new guidance for marine energy sector

Protecting marine mammals at heart of new guidance for marine energy sector | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
Sea mammals, such as dolphins and grey seals, will be better protected from new wave and tidal energy developments, thanks to new guidance led by researchers at the University of St Andrews.
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Scientists at work: cracking sea lions' high-thrust, low-wake swimming technique

Scientists at work: cracking sea lions' high-thrust, low-wake swimming technique | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.
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Variability in individual rates of aggression in wild gray seals: fine-scale analysis reveals importance of social and spatial stability

Variability in individual rates of aggression in wild gray seals: fine-scale analysis reveals importance of social and spatial stability | Marine Mammal News | Scoop.it

The aim of this study was to adopt a fine spatial and temporal scale approach to investigate the factors associated with inter-individual variation in aggression in wild, breeding male gray seals within three consecutive breeding seasons.

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