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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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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Seals Gain Global Protections, Despite Anthony Bourdain's Efforts (Op-Ed)
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January 9th, 2014
Across the globe, seals gained protections in 2013.
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Greenland's Viking Settlers Gorged on Seals
Archeologists in Greenland
November 27th, 2012
Traditionally, the Norse were a farming community.
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Ghostly Seal & Sunlit Shark Make Photo Splash
Harbor seal near san Diego
June 3rd, 2013
The University of Miami underwater photo contest announces its 2013 winners.
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Vikings Feasted on Seals, Bones Reveal
November 19th, 2012
A diet rich in seals suggests the Vikings who settled in Greenland took advantage of Arctic hunting opportunities.
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Abandoned Albino Seal Finds Accepting Home
Nafanya the albino seal
December 8th, 2011
An albino seal who was rejected by her mother has found a new home at a Russian dolphinarium.
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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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Fur Seal Pup Birth Is Aquarium's First
Northern seal pup and mother
July 18th, 2012
The youngster weighs about 8 pounds.
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