I, and I’m sure many of you, could not get out of bed this morning. I stared through my laptop screen wondering if I would feel this empty for the rest of my life as I waited for society to collapse around me. But then, I saw an image of this puny pup—a baby gray seal. Not everything is bad, I thought. The world isn’t…
It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best friends. It’s like The Fox and the Hound but maybe less depressing?
Two seal pups died in separate incidents recently after humans—no doubt well-meaning individuals!—attempted to help them, thinking they were abandoned or distressed. Say it with me now, slowly and loudly: Stop trying to rescue wild animals by yourself.
I know that hypotheses need to be proven by experimentation and all, but was it really ever debatable that giving elderly patients a fluffy robot seal would make them happier?
Last night, The Daily Show aired a segment about the racist town seal in Whitesboro, New York. It’s about as hilariously offensive as you’d imagine. But spoiler alert: Whitesboro told The Daily Show this week that it’s changing the seal after all.
Yes, this is the official seal of Whitesboro, New York. And it will likely continue to be. According to Whitesboro’s mayor, the residents just voted 157-55 to keep using this symbol to represent themselves to the world.
If you want to learn a potentially life-saving action, you need to practice it. And if you need to learn if your clothing and other gear is capable of saving your life, you need to test it. This is how the Navy SEALs do just that for cold weather emergencies.
In what appears to be a growing trend among animals these days, a seal was spotted riding on the back of a humpback whale off the coast of Australia’s New South Wales.
I grew up watching James Bond films. My favorite part was always the same: the part where “Q” would outfit our hero with the latest in spy technology. Ralph Osterhout also grew up loving Bond — but he took it to the next level. He spent his life building real spy gadgets, for operators in the field.
From the Antarctic Fur Seal all the way to the Weddell Seal, Kinja-user mythbri, so it goes has been exhaustively cataloguing the world's species of currently living seals. The Observation Deck has the full rundown on everything you've ever wanted to know about pinnipeds after the jump.
The Crabeater Seal is one of the most common seals in the world — with one of the most unusual feeding processes. That process, which involves using its teeth like a filter, is explained after the jump!
I love pinnipeds. I have ever since I met resident seals Layla and Lily at the Maritime Center (they might have been sea lions, whatever I was 5). Anyway, this video is especially adorable seeing as it hits all my personal Greatest Video Ever benchmarks which consists of:
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There are a number of amazing things about this video, including the absolutely breathtaking close-ups of a jellyfish that lives in the strange world beneath the thick ice that covers the waters around the Antarctic. What's truly incredible is that one of these divers is the brilliant composer and musician Henry…
If you're an aquatic mammal, how do you hunt in the darkest seas, where light can't penetrate? Dolphins have it easy with their echolocation, but what about the other animals with much more limited senses? They chase after critters that provide their own light.
Former Pentagon senior policy analyst F. Michael Maloof claims that Israel is using the same ultra-secret stealth H-60 Blackhawk helicopter that US Special Forces used to hunt down bin Laden. How is this possible?
One thing we probably won't see in Joss Whedon's Avengers movie: baby seals. To rectify this egregious oversight, artist Cindy Cherng, aka Zenyr, has gifted the Internet with this chubby, mustached superteam.
Sweden's grey seal was once terribly endangered, its population thinned almost to nothing in the 1970s from pollution and hunting in the Baltic Sea. But then the seal population began to bounce back in the 1980s. And today, in the coastal waters off Sweden, there is a pitched battle going on between the restored…
What if you could improve the human race by splicing in some animal parts? Would we be better off with cats' eyes? What if you added the lungs of a goose, the muscles of a chimp, and the circulatory system of a penguin? Let's discover which animal parts could enhance our feeble human bodies.