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PICTURED: Seal Pup Injured in Fight Has Flipper Amputated in Pioneering Surgery
Offbeat  (tags: seals, seal pup, wildlife, Veterinary medicine )

Tracy
- 285 days ago - express.co.uk
Three week old pup Kerplunk had to have her flipper removed after suffering severe injuries during a fight with an adult seal.
Bless You! Photographer Captures Incredibly Cute Video of Seal Sneezing - While Its Friends Giggle for the Camera
Offbeat  (tags: funny, cute, sneezing, seals, pictures, giggling )

Scooby
- 286 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the humorous and rather cute moment a fluffy seal was overcome with a bout of sneezing and spluttered on a beach.
Salmon Farmers Under Fire for Shooting Seals
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, farmers, salmon, fish, seals, UK, shot )

Scooby
- 290 days ago - itv.com
New figures from the Scottish government show more than 100 seals have been shot so far this year to protect salmon farms. Although they are officially protected, seals can be shot under special license. Campaigners say non-lethal means should be used.
Climate Change Could See the End of the World's Most Unique Seals
Offbeat  (tags: seals, Climate Change, Siberia, protection, environment )

Tracy
- 296 days ago - express.co.uk
DOLEFUL eyes staring wistfully, this unique seal faces an uncertain future as the world's greatest lake faces catastrophe.
Revealed: Scotland's Secret Seal Cull Claimed Lives of 200 Animals Last Year Despite Calls to End Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, seals, seal cull, UK, sad news, animal cruelty )

Scooby
- 475 days ago - dailyrecord.co.uk
FIGURES reveal that 205 seals were shot in Scotland last year, taking the four-year total to 1400.
Incredible Photographs Show Group of Grey Seals Frolicking on the Beach and Having a Soak
Offbeat  (tags: seals, bath, sea, playing, germany, bubbles, pictures )

Scooby
- 553 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
These seals look to be enjoying a bubble bath as they frolic on the beach.
Mass Seal Strandings in Cornwall: Experts 'Baffled'
Offbeat  (tags: Marine wildlife, Seals, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, UK )

Ray
- 589 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Marine wildlife experts say they are "baffled" by the high number of seals becoming stranded in Cornwall. Cornwall Wildlife Trust said there have been twice as many strandings in October and November compared to previous years.
Blakeney Point Seals to Star in BBC Winterwatch
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Seals, Military-grade thermal imaging, BBC Winterwatch )

Ray
- 594 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch.
Video: The Beauty of Life : A Pair of Seals Huddle Next to a Photographer - Enjoy!
Offbeat  (tags: elephant seal, photographer, camera, adorable, video, seals )

Scooby
- 647 days ago - cambio21.cl
The beauty of life : a pair of seals huddle next to a photographer. It shows that nature understands things differently.
5 Signs the Canadian Seal Hunt Is on the Way Out
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals )

CherAWAY
- 805 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
The debate over the sustainability of Canada's annual seal hunt can hardly be considered a two-sided argument. It would be more aptly described as a wall of stead-fast, verified facts and science versus the nonsensical ramblings of a stubborn child
Victory for Seals! WTO Upholds EU Ban on Seal Fur
Offbeat  (tags: seals, protection WTO ban on sea fur, announcement )

Simone
- 970 days ago - peta.org
This morning, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the EU can legally ban the import of seal fur and other products because of "moral concerns." The WTO wasn't persuaded at all by Canada's claim that the slaughter can be humane. This victory
Seals Sleep With Only Half of Their Brain at a Time -This Is Interesting
Offbeat  (tags: seals, ocean, sea, environment, interesting )

Julie
- 1226 days ago - oceana.org
Seals do something biologically amazing -- they sleep with half their brain at a time. The left side of their brain can sleep while the right side stays awake. Seals sleep this way while they're in water, but they sleep like humans while on land.
Environmental Groups Furious Over Canadian Proposal for East Coast Seal Cull
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals, cull, Canada )

CherAWAY
- 1365 days ago - greenerideal.com
This week, a Canadian Senate committee proposed an East Coast seal cull of some 70,000 animals over four years. The proposal has environmental groups furious, with one animal welfare group saying the cull "is not going to help bring back the cod."
Eve the Icelandic Seal Banned From Returning Home After Washing Up in Skegness
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Iceland, seals )

CherAWAY
- 1463 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A seal which accidentally ended up in Skegness after getting lost on her way back to Icleand has been banned from returning to her home country in case she is diseased.
Seals' Heads Nailed to Irish Seal Sanctuary Door
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, seals, killed, cruelty, suffering )

CherAWAY
- 1505 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
As the staff of international and local volunteers arrived at the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary they found the heads of a common seal and a grey seal nailed to the entrance sign into the Sanctuary, with the words Cull and RIP written in red
 

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