Latest The Marine Mammal Center Stories
CINCINNATI, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year Americans became acutely aware of the impact of oil spills on wildlife.
Trained rescuers from the Center will offer new â€œI Helped Save a Seal â€“ U Can Too!â€ bumper stickers to those who notify them of a seal in need of help. Sausalito, Calif.
New research suggests that diseases found in dolphins are similar to human diseases and can provide clues into how human health might be affected by exposure to contaminated coastal water or seafood.
San Francisco Bayâ€™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.
Every year thousands of marine wildlife are injured, and even killed by the 76 million gallons of oil pollution that enter North American waters.
Scientists have recently discovered a surge in malnourished sea lions along the Northern California coast and are working hard to discover the cause.
The most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammalsâ€™ brains reveals that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, as well as emerging contaminants such as brominated flame retardants.
U.S. marine biologists say they have initiated a study of the increased incidence of leptospirosis cases in wild California sea lions.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.