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2014-09-03 12:23:07

SAUSALITO, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center's new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142148 On September 2, The Marine Mammal Center held a Grand Opening celebration and blessing at the new $3.2 million facility, which has been named Ke Kai Ola (The...

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2014-08-21 07:01:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world may have been carried to the Americans by seals and sea lions, not European explorers as previously believed, claims a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. Tuberculosis is responsible for killing as many as two million people each year, and according to researchers from the Arizona State University and an international team of experts, scientists have...

2014-07-23 12:23:50

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative materials combination consisting of two distinct polyurethanes provides Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) new HDR-2C rod seal with special extrusion stability at high pressures and great flexibility at temperatures down to -50 degrees C. This innovative materials combination is particularly well suited to address environmental challenges encountered in the fluid power industry. Seals in hydraulic...

2014-06-30 23:11:59

SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 SEAL Innovation, Inc., a wearable technology start-up commercializing an innovative swim safety monitor, announces that seasoned business and aquatics leaders Jan Davis and David Fox have joined its board of directors. “We are ecstatic to...

2014-06-17 23:02:10

SEAL Innovation Team member Alex Meyer delivers the team their first National Championship in the USA Swimming Open Water 5k National Championship at Castaic Lake in California. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Former open water world champion, Alex Meyer, won the USA Swimming 5K Open Water National Championship today at Castaic Lake, California. Meyer, who tied for third in the event’s 10K race on Friday qualifying him for the 2014 Pan Pacific Games, commented after his victory that...

2014-06-17 23:01:08

Ashley Twichell qualified for the U.S. Open Water National team with a sixth place finish in the Women’s 10K event at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Castaic Lake, California this weekend. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Ashley Twichell qualified for the U.S. Open Water National team with a sixth place finish in the Women’s 10K event at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Castaic Lake, California this weekend.     The 2014...

2014-05-09 23:00:34

SEAL Innovation, Triangle Aquatic Center and iX3 Sports Announce the SEAL Innovation Team and Partnership Goals to Benefit the Triangle-Area, Competitive Swimming and Aquatic Safety Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 At a news conference yesterday, SEAL Innovation, Inc. (SEAL), Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) and iX3 Sports announced ambitious goals for their new partnership, including the sponsorship by SEAL of the professional swim team created by iX3 Sports training to qualify for the 2016...

2014-04-17 08:25:15

~ Partnership to create new jobs and financial impact in the Danville River District DANVILLE, Va., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Launch Place announced today a $250,000 investment in Raleigh, NC-based SEAL Innovation, Inc., to commercialize SEAL SwimSafe(TM). Utilizing wearable swim bands and state-of-the-art detection technology, SEAL SwimSafe(TM) will help improve swim safety and reduce drowning and injury by alerting guardians of swimmer distress. For this investment, SEAL...

2014-03-21 16:21:29

This World Water Day, Wellesley scientists find that the teeth of the nerpa seal may hold the strongest evidence of the effects of decades of environmental pollution, nuclear testing, and climate change on Lake Baikal--the deepest, oldest, and most bio-diverse lake in the world. WELLESLEY, Mass., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March 21 marks World Water Day--and a fitting time to consider one of the most unique mammals in the Earth's waters. The nerpa, also known as the...

2014-03-20 20:20:57

Bowman Foundation and Falko continue support of Marine Mammals KAPAA, Hawaii, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lawrence Bowman Family Foundation is excited to announce the donation of a $135,000 Vet Rocket portable x-ray system to the Marine Mammal Center. This is the latest significant gift from Falko Partners and the Bowman Family Foundation in their campaign to protect the Hawaiian monk seal from extinction. "We've committed nearly ten years and over $500,000 to saving monk...


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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...

Harp Seal
2013-05-01 15:08:34

The harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus), also known as the saddleback seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. It is native to northern areas of the Atlantic Ocean and to some areas of the Arctic Ocean. Its scientific name means "ice-lover from Greenland,” and it was previously classified within Phoca genus, although studies have shown that it is unique enough to be in a distinct genus. It holds two recognized subspecies, P. groenlandicus groenlandicus and P. groenlandicus oceanicus....

Ringed Seal
2013-05-01 12:51:20

The ringed seal (Pusa hispida), also known as the jar seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. Locally, it is known as nattiq or netsik in the Inuit language. It can be found in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, with a range that includes the Bering and Oshtok Seas, the Arctic Ocean, and the coastlines of Japan in the north Pacific. It also occurs in the North Atlantic on the coastlines of Scandinavia, Greenland, and Newfoundland.  Within its range, the ringed seal prefers areas with ice...

Caspian Seal
2013-04-30 14:10:47

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is one of the smallest species in the true seal family that is native only to the Caspian Sea.  It can be seen on shorelines, rocky islands, and ice blocks that occur throughout the sea. In warmer months, these seals will inhabit northern areas of this range, but in colder months, they inhabit cooler waters and the mouths of the Ural and Volga rivers. It is thought that these seals only occur in the Caspian Sea because they moved there during the Quaternary...

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