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2 Harbor Seal Pups Die After Beachgoers Take Them Home

Separate incidents prompted NOAA to put out a press release

(Newser) - In another devastating case of humans interfering with wildlife , a harbor seal pup had to be euthanized in Washington state after a woman carried it off the beach in a reusable shopping bag. The woman saw the pup on a beach near Westport and mistakenly believed it had been abandoned,... More »

Orcas Storm Beach to Grab Seals

Killer whales surf ashore for dinner

(Newser) - Innovative killer whales are breaching a beach in Argentina to grab seals and sea lions in the first such behavior ever witnessed. A pair of orcas particularly adept at the brazen strategy, nicknamed Mel and Maga by observing National Geographic scientists, have been spotted repeatedly riding the waves to shore,... More »

Seal Feasts at Fish Hatchery After 2-Mile Hike

Cape Cod installation now missing an unspecified amount of trout

(Newser) - A daring young harbor seal found herself in a gastronomic paradise yesterday after breaking into a fish hatchery in Cape Cod, the Boston Globe reports. The team called in to remove the seal estimated it had waddled almost 2 miles over dry land to get to the hatchery, where it... More »

Ice Melt Imperils Baby Seals

Climate change does a number on Baltic population

(Newser) - They’re cute, they’re endangered, and they’re some of global warming’s first casualties. Baby seals throughout the Baltic Sea are dying, Der Spiegel reports, as rising temperatures melt the protective dens they rely on to survive. “The situation is dramatic,” said one environmental activist. “... More »

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