Cute California sea lion pups

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SeaWorld San Antonio is thrilled to announce the arrival of seven California sea lion pups born in June. Park guests … Continue reading → The post Cute California sea lion pups appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. They are adorable, and full of energy! These pups are full of energy and charm guests with their playful mannerisms. cute animals wildlife

Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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The Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lionsNever mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat.

Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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Washington wildlife officials say eight sea lions have been found dead in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks — all apparently shot. The bodies of seven sea lions with bullet wounds were recently found on the Nisqually River. On Monday, a sea lion was found dead on West Seattle’s Lincoln Park beach. KING says one of the Nisqually casualties was a Steller sea lion, protected under the Endangered Species Act. This has happened before.

Sea Lions Shot Near Seattle

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The deaths are a violation of the Marine Mammals Act and, because it’s a protected species, the shooting death of a Steller sea lion also violates the federal Endangered Species Act. Tags: wildlife crime seattle marine animals sea lions This is in our own backyard. Total cowards. I hope they're caught because they could face a 50 thousand dollar fine.

Happy Ending for a Rescued Sea Lion

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Sea Lion Euthanized at Bonneville Dam

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Sea lions are killed here for eating salmon. We all know that it's not the sea lions' fault that the salmon runs are either threatened or endangered. Tags: State of Washington salmon Stupid sea lions dams endangered species Sorry, another Washington State story. About 60 have already been identified as nuisance animals with the possibility of future trapping and euthanization. It really makes me angry.

SeaWorld Orlando welcomes twin sea lion pups

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Sea lions usually give birth to one pup, and twin pups are very rare in the animal world! On June 17, 2012, twin sea lions were born at SeaWorld Orlando. This is the first time twin sea lions have been born at the park. Fable, the mother, who is almost 14 years old was born at SeaWorld Orlando and has been nursing her pups, who were born June 17th. The pups will continue to nurse from their mom until they are between six and 12 months old.

Salmon Threatened by Humans, Not Sea Lions

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Here's someone else who agrees with me that sea lions are not the true threat to salmon. It's just easier to kill sea lions that to break down dams. She highlights dams, but that is only one of the four H's (hydro, harvest, habitat and hatcheries) that are obliterating this beautiful creature. I think this opinion is pretty wide-spread.

Record Year for Sick Seals in San Pedro,CA

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Each one of the sleek, whiskered sea lions recovering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro has its own story. Even though it has been a record year for sick harbor seals, sea lions and elephant seals, experts say it could get much worse. Tags: marine animals seals sea lions From the Contra Costa Times.

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Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 12/12/09

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The Calgary Zoo is under scrutiny for yet another animal death; Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is welcomed back to Atlanta; New Zealand is being bombarded with international protests for what many consider to be a transition to “factory farming” in Mackenzie Country; Russia bemoans that fact that it hasn't matched the US in transforming sea lions into military weapons; and a German tourist is caught smuggling 44 lizards out of New Zealand in his underwear.

Least Sandpipers for Thanksgiving

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A California Sea-lion surfaced close by, making me jump and spooking the birds, but they soon returned. When the opportunity to get a series of pictures for a photo-gallery presents itself, one can’t take the time to wonder if Corey hasn’t already got some stunning digishots (he has of course). When the moment is at hand, shoot.

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Ingrid Taylar: Bridging the Divide Between Cat and Bird Lovers

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It’s the same reason so many people now cut up their plastic six-pack holders — because the connection between their soda and the strangled sea lion becomes obvious, visual and intimate. This blog is written by writer, photographer, and animal advocate Ingrid Taylar. Years ago, I became a wildlife volunteer and advocate because of a cat who caught a bird.

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Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast–A Book Review

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In a nice moment of serendipity, my review copy of Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast by Steve N.G. Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast is designed to be a quick, handy resource for use on whale watching and one-day pelagic trips. There were few periods of time when I felt secure enough to stop sea watching and consult the guide. Size is not always given, probably because it is often difficult to determine size at sea.

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Showdown In Arroyo Grande: The Search For The Ivory Gull

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They made it to the beach after 4 hours, where a large crowd of birders was assembled next to a dry and crusty sea lion carcass. A siege of the now-infamous sea lion carcass the next morning produced nothing. Today I shall weave a tale of dispair. A tale of jealousy. Of hopelessness. Of anger, fear, aggressioon… the dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your… ahem. Let me start from the beginning.

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Pieces of the New Zealand Puzzle

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Now it seems that a similar story might have happened with the (sadly endangered itself) New Zealand Sea Lion. New Zealand Sea Lion by Karora (Creative Commons). It’s been months since I was in Borneo but for any number of reasons I’m still writing about it. This isn’t cause I’m still there mentally, by the way. Mentally I’m already on my next trip, or next two trips actually. More on that later.

California’s Autumn Seas

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It was the autumn seas I was thinking about on the bus, however. The seas often seemed far calmer, and full of life in early September. The seas were glass still, and far out we could see whales, dozens of the things. Under the surface we could sea Oceanic Sunfish and Blue Sharks. California Sea Lions porpoised through the clear water. Autumn, or fall, as Americans persist in calling it, is not a season I am experiencing at the moment.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Sea lion mothers wail when watching their babies being eaten by killer whales. If she’d been left alone, she would have fallen prey to a lion or other predator. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.

Birding Santa Cruz Island

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The scenery is stunning…expansive, rolling grasslands, towering vertical cliffs, cozy canyons filled with oaks, quiet coves where sea lions and cormorants mingle over the kelp forests. As he says, and as you should know, different times of year will produce different birds, either at sea or on the island.

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Where to See Kiwi (and other birds) During the Rugby World Cup

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At sea there are also New Zealand Sea Lions and Southern Right Whales. If there is one thing that Kiwis care about, it’s birds. No, wait, not birds. Rugby. Kiwis care about rugby. A lot. Rugby Union, to be specific (not Rugby League) and most particularly they care about the national team, the world famous All Blacks.

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My First West Coast Pelagic Trip

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Once the gannet was spotted and everyone had seen it we turned and headed out to sea. Pacific White-sided Dolphins , 120 or so Humpback Whales , Northern Right Whale Dolphins , Blue Whales , Fin Whales , and Harbor Porpoises were all spotted to say nothing of Stellar’s Sea Lions , California Sea Lions , and a Northern Elephant Seal. Here in New York we are at quite the disadvantage when it comes to pelagic trips.

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Guinness Brewery: Guinness Draught

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Anyone who has set foot in an Irish pub at any point in the last several decades has undoubtedly seen these vintage ads featuring a colorful and clownish menagerie of bears, sea lions, turtles, kangaroos, crocodiles, lions, and many birds – including the famous Guinness toucans. Yes, I know: I went out of my way to avoid the predictable Guinness review before Saint Patrick’s Day last week.

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