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2012-03-16 23:00:43

The Center's “Leave Seals Be” campaign urges beachgoers to report sick and injured seal pups to rescuers. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The arrival of the pupping season´s first harbor seal patient, nicknamed Theros, is a reminder to Leave Seals Be so they have a second chance at life. Leave Seals Be is The Marine Mammal Center´s public education campaign to remind people along the California coast not to pick up or disturb harbor or elephant seal pups they spot...

2011-03-19 00:00:30

Trained rescuers from the Center will offer new "I Helped Save a Seal "“ U Can Too!" bumper stickers to those who notify them of a seal in need of help. Sausalito, Calif. (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 The arrival of the pupping season's first patient, an elephant seal nicknamed Second Day, is a timely reminder to Leave Seals Be and give them a second chance at life. Leave Seals Be is The Marine Mammal Center's public education campaign to remind people along the California coast not to pick...

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2010-01-11 06:35:00

Thousands of San Francisco's famous sea lions are now calling the Oregon Coast home after their mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's famous Pier 39. Marine experts now believe the sea mammals headed 500 miles north to the Sea Lion Caves near Florence, beginning in October, about the same time San Francisco's population began to dwindle. The California sea lions appear to have made the trip for a cooler climate and the abundance of anchovies at the Oregon site. Bob Emmett, a fisheries...

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2009-12-30 12:40:00

San Francisco Bay's now famous herd of sea lions has mysteriously begun vanishing as quickly and inexplicably as they appeared, leaving behind throngs of disappointed tourists and puzzled marine biologists, according to a recent Associated Press report. A mere month ago, a record 1,500 of the massive marine hunters were making their abode on the Bay City's famous Pier 39.  Yet just days after the Thanksgiving holiday, the bustling troop of 800-pound behemoths began leaving en masse....

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2009-11-08 06:15:00

The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates sea lions ate 4,960 salmon and steelhead during the spring of 2009. That compares to an adjusted estimate of 4,927, or 2.9 percent of the run, in 2008. Sharon Young of the Humane Society of the United States said the numbers show that trying to restore salmon by killing predators...

2008-10-27 12:00:16

U.S. marine biologists say they have initiated a study of the increased incidence of leptospirosis cases in wild California sea lions. Scientists at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., hope their research will determine when and why the sea lions contract the disease that usually surges in cycles every four to five years. "The blood samples our team will collect from wild California sea lions will help determine kidney function and exposure rates among these animals," said Dr....

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2008-10-24 09:43:18

An increased number of sea lions have the bacterial infection this year The Marine Mammal Center is seeing a large number of leptospirosis cases in California sea lions this year and is leading a study to determine when and why the sea lions contract this disease. Every four to five years, the Center sees a surge in the number of sea lions admitted as a result of this bacterial infection that affects the kidneys and can be lethal for patients. The current research will focus on the factors...

2008-09-17 15:00:19

By CARPINTER, Bernard MARINELAND staff are training sea lions and seals in the hope that shows will go on after the death of their star attraction, Kelly the dolphin. The long-running Napier tourist attraction has been closed to the public since Kelly's death last week, but staff are hoping the city council will reopen it. The council will hold public consultations before deciding whether it can afford to run Marineland without its key attraction. At the zoo yesterday, Rebekah...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 5--A California Sea Lion that hauled itself onto a Ferndale family's boat off Clark Island Sunday, Aug. 3, is likely suffering the poisoning effects of a toxin found in algae, marine mammal rescuers say. The sea lion, a 2- or 3-year-old female, has shown unusual and erratic behavior, a red flag for domoic acid poisoning, said Amy Traxler, coordinator at the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Friday Harbor. Domoic acid is a...


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Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicas
2013-06-22 16:34:14

The Japanese sea lion (Zalophus japonicas) is in extinct species that could once be found in the Sea of Japan. The biggest populations occurred around the Korean peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago. In these areas, both sea lions and seals have influenced the names of some coastal areas, like Inubosaki or “dog-barking point.” It was formally classified as a distinct species in 2003 due to a difference in behaviors and range, but was previously known as a subspecies of the California...

Japanese Sea Lion, Zalophus japonicas
2013-06-10 11:01:20

The Japanese sea lion (Zalophus japonicas) is in extinct species that could once be found in the Sea of Japan. The biggest populations occurred around the Korean peninsula and the Japanese Archipelago. In these areas, both sea lions and seals have influenced the names of some coastal areas, like Inubosaki or “dog-barking point.” It was formally classified as a distinct species in 2003 due to a difference in behaviors and range, but was previously known as a subspecies of the California...

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2007-02-13 15:36:59

The South American Sea Lion or Southern Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens, previously Otaria bryonia) is a sea lion found on the Chilean, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Argentine coasts. They are perhaps the typical sea lion in appearance. They have a very large head with an upturned snout. Both males and females are orange-colored. The manes on males are lighter than females, and female fur on the head and neck is lighter than that of males. The South American Sea Lion's size and weight can vary...

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2007-02-13 15:34:25

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of the northern Pacific Ocean. Males grow to 600 lb (300 kg) and 8 ft (2.4 m) long. The females are significantly smaller they are about 200 lb (100 kg) and 6.5 ft (2 m) long. The California Sea Lion has a streamlined body that contains a layer of blubber under the skin to provide warmth and buoyancy. Their large eyes help them adjust to low levels of light in underwater environments, while their whiskers augment their...

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2007-01-19 14:16:54

The lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the genus Panthera. The lion is the second largest cat, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 330 to 550 lb (150 to 250 kg). Females range 260 to 330 lb (120 to 150 kg). In the wild, lions live for around 10 to 14 years, while in captivity they can live over 20 years. Though they were once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, lions presently exist in the...

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