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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...

2014-03-17 08:22:06

PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A portfolio of sophisticated wheel seals from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) will help heavy duty vehicle manufacturers meet renewed demands for better fuel economy, longer service life and increased wheel durability as their trucks and trailers roll along American highways. Freudenberg-NOK's MileMaker(TM) wheel seals are made of an advanced, proprietary material that reduces friction and lowers torque 50 percent...

2014-03-12 08:21:56

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR COMPETITIVE, ADVENTURE-PACKED OBSTACLE COURSE RACE THAT SIMULATES REAL SEAL TRAINING MIAMI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To challenge even the most rigorous obstacle course / mud races in the market today, former Navy SEALs launched BattleFrog (www.battlefrogseries.com), the most adventure-packed, 15K, 5K or 1K obstacle course race (OCR) series in the history of the sport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/FL81626LOGO-a Inspired by BUD/S...

spotted seal
2014-02-28 04:54:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz has provided additional details on the hearing capabilities of spotted seals, which are being exposed more and more to shipping noise as global warming has opened up lanes through the Arctic. "These spotted seals actually hear much better in both air and water than was previously thought based on earlier data for harp seals and ringed seals," said study author...

2014-01-31 23:23:33

Dredger Pump Shafts Set to Benefit from Midé Marine's Non-Contacting Bulkhead Seals Medford, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Dredgers, to be in compliance with Reclamation Safety & Health Standards, will at times require a bulkhead shaft seal. Midé Marine's Omni Seals have proven to be a viable shaft sealing solution, as they will not make contact with the pump shaft unless there is a flooding event. This is due to Midé Marine's seals' innovative...

2013-09-25 23:33:43

The $25,000 grant will support the Center's conservation efforts to help the Hawaiian monk seal. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The Marine Mammal Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) in recognition of The Marine Mammal Center’s efforts to save the Hawaiian monk seal species from extinction. This grant will help fund The Marine Mammal Center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts to give sick, injured and orphaned...

Climate Woes Continue: Changes In Polar Bear Diet Result In Higher Toxin Exposure
2013-09-20 12:34:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Warmer than average Arctic temperatures in recent years have been stirring up all kinds of ecological changes and a new study in the journal Global Change Biology indicates that polar bears could be getting exposed to higher levels of toxins as a result. The study looked at an East Greenlandic population of polar bears, which is expected to enjoy the Arctic sea ice far longer than other regions. However, the loss of ice sheet cover in...

2013-09-16 23:19:58

Navy SEAL civilian training begins open enrollment for the first time in California. Menlo Park and Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 SEAL Training Adventures (STA) is proud to announce open registration for its 24-hour and new 12-hour West Coast SEAL Adventure Challenge. The event will take place at 7 a.m. on November 30, 2013 at Menlo Park and Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. The event is $249.00 for the 24-hour period or $123.99 for the 12-hour period....


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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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