Seals

Find out everything there is to know about seals and stay updated on the latest ocean animal news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and seal pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about seals.
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Do Weddell Seals Have Mammal 'GPS'? (Gallery)
A Weddell seal sports a video data recorder that scientists use to create a three-dimensional map of its movement in the water as it hunts for prey. Researchers hope to learn more about their hunting behavior during late-winter darkness and how the seals
December 22nd, 2014
Weddell seals have an amazing ability to dive deep and swim far for food, but how do they find their way back?
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The Odd Way Tuberculosis Was Brought to America
South American Fur Seal
August 20th, 2014
When European explorers landed in the Americas, they brought tuberculosis (TB) and a wave of other deadly diseases with them. However, some strains of TB may have already been lurking in South America, a new study finds.
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Seals May Use Wind Farms as Hunting Grounds
A harbor seal tagged with a GPS phone tag as part of a study of offshore wind farms and seal hunting grounds.
July 21st, 2014
As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms could affect both seals and their prey, say scientists who discovered the animals may use the giant wind farms as hunting grounds.
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Why Male and Female Seals Look So Different
Image of a seal skull fossil
February 25th, 2014
Climate and ocean-circulation changes that happened millions of years ago likely contributed to the differences in appearance between certain species of male and female seals.
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Citizen Science Aims to Clean Up Pacific Plastics
COASST interns size up a plastic bag which can be a hazard for sea turtles
July 28th, 2014
COASST studies seasonal patterns of ocean debris to aid in the clean up of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital Aims to Save Endangered Species
midway atoll images, papahanaumokuakea
April 4th, 2014
A new hospital for sick or injured Hawaiian monk seals is nearing completion, and will open to its doors to seagoing patients this summer.
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