Citations with the tag: SEALS (Animals)
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- Comeback on a Castaway's Island.
Bruemmer, Fred // International Wildlife; Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p38
Focuses on the seal population on Juan Fernandez Islands off Chile. Geography and wildlife of Juan Fernandez Islands; Behavior and habitats of seals; Factors responsible for the dwindling of the seal population.
- Sick seals.
Bruemmer, Fred // New Scientist; 4/11/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1816, p12
Reveals that seal distemper has finally hit the east coast of the United States. The virus wiped out almost 20,000 grey seals in the North Sea in 1988; Kinds of seals affected; Seals on the west side of the Atlantic may be more immune to the virus.
- Seals to the rescue.
Bruemmer, Fred // National Geographic World; Jan89, Issue 161, p32
Describes the training of seals for underwater rescue work at the North Wind Undersea Institute in New York City, N.Y.
- Hector of Halibut Cove.
Loshbaugh, D. // Highlights for Children; Dec90, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p28
Describes Hector, a baby seal orphaned in Alaska, who lived at Halibut Cove on the southern Alaska coast. Learning to swim; Food; Leaving the lagoon.
- Life in the fast-ice.
Lake, Sam; Burton, Harry // Wildlife Australia; Autumn97, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p27
Presents information on fast-ice in the Southern Ocean at the coast of the Antarctic continent, which protects seals from their predators. Types of seals found in this region including the Leopard Seal; Information on the seals' predators such as the Killer Whale; Characteristics of seals.
- Sealing's bloody past.
Lake, Sam; Burton, Harry // Australian Geographic; Jan-Mar2011, Issue 101, p97
The article offers information on the measures taken in Australia to protect its population of seals which were earlier subjected to uncontrolled commercial hunting.
- Seal that went walkabout.
Lake, Sam; Burton, Harry // New Scientist; 1/15/94, Vol. 141 Issue 1908, p11
Reports on a dead seal found by Bjorn Lytskjold in the Antarctica. Second seal found dead in the Antarctica; Seal to be examined to determine reason of death and when it occurred.
- Bobbit's revenge.
Lake, Sam; Burton, Harry // Earth Island Journal; Spring94, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p12
Reports on the threat to Newfoundland's seal. Taiwanese interests for seal penises.
- Foster mother to Holland's seals.
Krist, B. // International Wildlife; Jul/Aug89, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p20
Reports on the efforts led by Lenie 't Hart, founding director of the seal sanctuary in Pieterburen, Holland to save the seals of the Wadden Sea from extinction. Effects of virus and pollution on the seals; Ecology of the Wadden Sea; Research done by Dutch wildlife biologist Peter Reijnders.
- My life among wild pinnipeds.
Bruemmer, Fred // International Wildlife; Jul/Aug96, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p12
Presents the author's account on his experiences while studying seals in various countries. Initial responses of seals; First contacts with seals; Seal habitat; Insights on seal societies.
- Time budgets and activity patterns of sub-Antartic fur seals at Gough Island.
Bester, M.N.; Rossouw, G.J. // South African Journal of Zoology; Apr94, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p168
Reports on the diurnal activity patterns of sub-Anctartic fur seals at a non-breeding colony site at Gough Island in Tristan da Cunha during summer. Time budget of adult males; Movement of heat-stressed seals to and from the sea.
- Genetic variation of Southern Hemisphere fur seals (arctocephalus spp.): Investigation...
Lento, G.M.; Haddon, M. // Journal of Heredity; May/Jun97, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p202
Examines the various phylogenetic and geographic patterns of Southern Hemisphere fur seals. References given on three distinct patterns from four supposedly species; Statistical information on fur seals found in New Zealand; How experiment was conducted; References given by (Mattlin 1987);...
- Moratorium in South Africa.
Cherry, M. // Nature; 3/7/1991, Vol. 350 Issue 6313, p4
Reports that the South African government has decided to continue the suspension of all commercial seal harvesting on the South African coast until research on the issue has been completed and evaluated. The government is acting upon the recommendations of an independent scientific committee.
- Keepers of the seals.
Momatiuk, Yva; Eastcott, John // Audubon; Mar/Apr98, Vol. 100 Issue 2, p46
Presents information on seals on the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Examination of the Bering Sea; Identification of the types thing which seals will explore; History of the seals; Details on the seals being hunted.
- Sealed fate.
Howard, Lucy; Zeman, Ned // Newsweek; 7/13/1992, Vol. 120 Issue 2, p4
Reports that at least 51 baby seals and sea lions have been shot in the Pacific off northern California this year, either by weirdos who shot for fun or fishermen upset that the creatures sometimes steal fish from their nets. 37 have died; Others shot in the eyes so they can't hunt; Pups make...
- Environment: Someone is stalking the seals.
Howard, Lucy; Zeman, Ned // Newsweek; 2/6/1995, Vol. 125 Issue 6, p54
Reports on the discovery of four mutilated harbor seals in the last three months off the south shore of New York's Long Island. Why the wounds were not inflicted by sharks or boat propellers; Comments by Samuel Sadove of the Okeanos Ocean Research Institute; Rewards offered.
- A Seal's Body.
Howard, Lucy; Zeman, Ned // Scholastic News -- Edition 2; Jan2003, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p4
Presents questions and answers about the Weddell seal's body.
- Bear-ly Eating.
Greenberg, Glenn // Scholastic News -- Edition 3; 01/17/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 14, p2
Discusses how the polar bears hunt for food.
- Pinniped diets inferred from scats: analysis of biases in prey occrrence.
Arim, Matias; Naya, Daniel E. // Canadian Journal of Zoology; Jan2003, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p67
Studies pinniped diets inferred from scats. Biases in prey occurrence; Prey mass, proportion of loss of remains, predator assimilation efficiency and size of scats.
- A Seal Moves In.
Arim, Matias; Naya, Daniel E. // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4; 9/20/2002, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p8
Reports on the migration of a bearded arctic seal into a river in Japan. Identification of the seal as Tamachan; Public concern about the seal; Response of wildlife experts about the appearance of the sea animal.
Arim, Matias; Naya, Daniel E. // Weddell Seal: Fat & Happy; 2009, p3
The table of contents for the book "Weddell Seal: Fat and Happy," by Joyce L. Markovics is presented.
- Seals boom, ecosystems bust.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // Nature Australia; Winter98, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p9
Focuses on the rapid reproduction of the Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella). Concerns caused by the increase of the seals; Indication that the species was almost hunted to near oblivion by humans; Reference to investigations conducted by Dominic Hodgson and Nadine Johnston from the...
- More Big Mammals.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // Southern Elephant Seal; 2010, p22
The article features the three seals including the northern elephant seals, the weddell seal, and the leopard seal.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // Southern Elephant Seal; 2010, p23
A glossary of jargon related to seals is presented.
- Read More.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // Southern Elephant Seal; 2010, p24
A bibliography on the subject of seals is presented which includes the books "Elphant Seals," by Susan Heinrichs Gray, "Seals ad Sea Lions," by Bobbie Kalman, and "Seals," by Wayne Lynch.
- Five days with fat hoods.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // International Wildlife; Jan/Feb99, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p28
Traces the birth of hooded seals from birth to day five. Infant seals need for fatty milk; Mother seal's protective nature for newly-born seals; Baby seals' ability to gain 15 pounds in two days after birth; Decline in mother seal's devotion to her pups by day three; Obesity shown by baby seals...
- Though Namibia's seals starve, culling continues.
Hickey, Georgina; McG, K. // National Geographic; May95, Vol. 187 Issue 5, p150
Reports on the Namibian government's targeting of male seals and pups for culling.
- Seal island kids.
Momatiuk, Yva; Eastcott, John // Ranger Rick; May99, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p4
Reports on how Aleut children in St. Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands in Alaska are helping the seals that come to their islands during the summer. Establishment of the group for children called the Pribilog Islands Stewards; Activities aimed at protecting the seals and their island.
- Fin-footed, Furry, and Fun!
Schleichert, Elizabeth // Ranger Rick; Jun2000, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p2
Details the similarities and differences between seals and sea lions.
- STALKING SEALS.
Norlander, Britt // Science World; 9/6/2004, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p5
Presents information on rehabilitated and wild seals with tags that track their location and diving activities.
- Harp Seals.
Norlander, Britt // U+S+ Kids; Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p19
Focuses on the marine mammals called the harp seals.
- Save the Seals.
Norlander, Britt // Alternatives Journal; Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p4
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Hunting for the Right Words," by Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon in the 2010 issue.
- Save the Sealers.
Hedderson, Shane // Alternatives Journal; Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p33
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Hunting for the Right Words," in the 2010 issue.
- EAVESDROPPING SEALS.
Cheater, Mark // National Wildlife; Apr/May2003, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p10
Deals with research on the ability of seals to distinguish the dialects of dangerous and non-threatening whale species. Categories of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest; Reaction of seals to whale call recordings.
- Canada's seal hunt.
Cheater, Mark // Current Events; 11/21/97, Vol. 97 Issue 11, p1
Reports that a video by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has exposed 285,000 seals killed by sealers in the spring of 1996, in Newfoundland, Canada. What is done with the seal meat; Why the animals go off the coast of Newfoundland; Details on the video; Action taken by the IFAW;...
- Beanie saves researcher.
Cheater, Mark // Australian Geographic; Jan-Mar2001, Issue 61, p10
Narrates the trip of a seal researcher to the Skerries, a group of islets offshore from Croajingolong National Park in eastern Victoria. Objective of Charles Littnan's research; Results of the research; Accident encountered by Littnan.
- The gray seals of Muskeget.
Kelley, Ken // Yankee; Feb93, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p30
Reports on the birthing habit of gray seals in Muskeget Island. Number; Avoidance of human contact.
- Seals forced to choose between perils of sun and sea.
Barnett, Adrian // New Scientist; 8/8/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1833, p15
Reports on a study by Peter Watts of the University of British Columbia on why seals lie out on beaches. His findings; Harm that this way of life poses to seals; How harbor seals avoid overheating.
- ...while seal virus persists in North Sea.
Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist; 10/9/93, Vol. 140 Issue 1894, p8
Reports on a finding that a virus which caused the deaths of almost 20,000 seals off the Dutch coast in 1988 is still present in the animals. Remote chances of another epidemic, according to marine biologists; Persistence of the virus as a mystery to scientists; Disappearance of the virus from...
- The truth about sex on the beach.
Aldhous, Peter // New Scientist; 7/8/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1985, p19
Informs about the findings of Bill Amos of University of Cambridge and his colleagues on the mating habits of seals studied on the island of North Rona. Results of investigation of the pups' parentage by DNA fingerprinting; Deviation from the theory of polygynous mating system.
- The healing power of the seal: The meaning of Inuit health practice and belief.
Borre, Kristin // Arctic Anthropology; 1994, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p1
Reports on the role of seal products in the promotion of health among North Baffin Island Inuit. Seal as a remedy or medicinal; Seal in preventive health care; Inuit concept of health and seals.
- THE INTEGRATIVE ROLE OF SEALS IN AN EAST GREENLANDIC HUNTING VILLAGE.
Hovelsrud-Broda, Grete K. // Arctic Anthropology; 1999, Vol. 36 Issue 1/2, p37
Illustrates how seals can be seen as critical link between the past and present cultural systems between individual households in East Greenland. Association of production, distribution and consumption with locally produced goods, store-bought goods and cash; Three principle that characterize...
- Ahousaht hunters find sick seals.
Ambrose, Denise // Raven's Eye; Feb2003, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p2
Reports on the discovery of sickness in seals near salmon farms by fishermen in Ahousaht, British Columbia. Physical changes observed in the seals; Observation of a seal puking maggots in the Obstruction Island area near Ahousaht by a local fishermen; Possibility of food poisoning resulting in...
- Vagrant Subantarctic fur seal on the coast of Tanzania.
Hofmeyr, G. J. Greg; Amir, Omar A. // African Zoology; Apr2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p144
An immature Subantarctic fur seal was sighted on Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 2008. This is the most northerly record of a vagrant of this species. The nearest breeding colony is on the Prince Edward Islands, 4500 km distant. While it is likely that this is the natal site of the vagrant...
- Caring for Harbor Seals.
Damio, Christy // Scholastic Action; 2/23/2009, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p16
The article discusses the efforts of some teenagers to help in caring for harbor seals on Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington.
- Staying Warm.
Gulati, Annette // Highlights for Children; Feb2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p10
This article describes an experiment explaining how Arctic seals, walruses and sea lions can live in icy waters.
- Seals to slaughter.
Mackenzie, Debora // New Scientist; 3/16/96, Vol. 149 Issue 2021, p34
Reports on the factors behind the Canadian government's support of the biggest legal manslaughter of seals in Newfoundland. Implications of the collapse of the fishing industry; Changes in distribution of seal population; Need to study the diet and distribution of harp seals; Lack of evidence of...
- Trends and Potential Interactions Between Pinnipeds and Fisheries of New England and the U.S. West Coast.
Baraff, Lisa S.; Loughlin, Thomas R. // Marine Fisheries Review; 2000, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p1
Long-term trends in the abundance and distribution of several pinniped species and commercially important fisheries of New England and the contiguous U.S. west coast are reviewed, and their actual and potential interactions discussed. Emphasis is on biological interactions or competition. The...
- Parts of a Pup.
Baraff, Lisa S.; Loughlin, Thomas R. // Scholastic News -- Edition 1 (Teacher's Edition); Jan2003, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p6
Presents a quiz about the body parts of a seal pup.
- Seals Listen In.
Thompson, Sharon // National Geographic Kids; May2003, Issue 330, p11
Describes a study conducted by researchers at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre in British Columbia regarding the ability of seals to differentiate between the calls of orcas that eat fish and those that eat seals.