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Elephant Seals

Saturday, 16 August 2008


After two years of managing to miss photographing an elephant seal scrap, yesterday I photographed three. They're getting rather arsey with each other now the pups are weaning and the females are receptive. Here's one Sarah took of me. She was pretty close to me, so the sheer scale of them doesn't quite show up in this pic - the seals are about five metres or so beyond me.

Global Warming and Whales

Friday, 01 June 2007

Whale forum passes on addressing global warming
01 Jun 2007 19:51:28 GMT
Source: Reuters

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 1 (Reuters) - An international forum this week on the fate of the world's whales barely addressed what scientists consider one of the most serious threats to marine life: global warming.

January 30, 2007 - By Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Princess Cruise Lines was sentenced for failing to operate one of its ships in a slow, safe manner near Glacier Bay National Park where a humpback whale was found dead of massive skull fractures.

The body of the 45-foot (13.5-meter), pregnant humpback whale was found floating in Icy Strait near the mouth of Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska in July 2001. Humpback whales are an endangered species.

Unruly Behaviour Disturbs Turtles

Sunday, 07 January 2007

Myrtle Ryan - January 07 2007 at 10:05AM

Foreign and local tourists on a turtle tracking walk in the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park were appalled when a turtle had to abort laying her eggs due to harassment by some of those on the expedition.

The Wetland Authority and Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife regard these walks as a "critical flank and the epicentre of tourism" within the park, and visitors come from all around the world to savour the experience.

African Penguin Decline

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

West Coast marine experts warn of fish crisis

By Melanie Gosling

The marine ecosystem off the West Coast has taken a severe knock with the disappearance of the sardine stocks - the major food source for thousands of seabirds - and the African penguin population has dropped to the lowest level ever recorded.

TCS Newsletter

Friday, 22 April 2005

TCS Newsletter (05/04/22)

A Cetacean Necropsy Workshop held at National Cheng Kung University at Tainan, Taiwan on 2005/4/6.

On April 6nd, TCS invited Dr. Alastair Waston (who comes from Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Oklahoma State University USA). Dr. Tadasu K. YAMADA (who is from Division of Birds and Mammals Department of Zoology JAPAN) and his student Dr. Yuko TAJIMA (who is studying at university of Tokyo now) to have a Cetacean Necropsy Workshop at Department of Life Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, in west-south of Taiwan.

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