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Salmon Farmers Under Fire for Shooting Seals
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, farmers, salmon, fish, seals, UK, shot )

- 12 hours ago -
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 )

- 5 days ago -
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 )

- 184 days ago -
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 )

- 262 days ago -
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 )

- 298 days ago -
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 )

- 303 days ago -
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 )

- 357 days ago -
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 )

- 515 days ago -
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 )

- 679 days ago -
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 )

- 936 days ago -
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 )

- 1075 days ago -
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 )

- 1173 days ago -
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 )

- 1215 days ago -
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
'Stupid' Namibian Sealing Industry 'Out of Control'
Offbeat  (tags: authorities, outrage, stup nambian sealing industry, cruelty, seals, massacred )

- 1641 days ago -
On Thursday Namibia's annual seal pup cull at Cape Cross and Wolf/Atlas Bay will begin again, whilst South Africa hosts the FIFA world soccer event. All CITES listed endangered surviving seal pups in the colony will be clubbed to death.
Amazing Video, Seals Shrimps and Moray Eels Off South African Coast   video
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, seals, moray eels, ocean, environment, animals )

- 1686 days ago -
Watch seals playing in the shallows off the Cape shore near Cape Town, and mantis shrimps off the Natal coast (east coast) and finally off the Mozambeque coast, watching a Moray Eel having his teeth cleaned by little Durban dancing shrimps! Amazing....

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