Fur Seal Pup Rescues On The Rise Along The CoastWarm water conditions off the coast have resulted in a record number of northern fur seal pups needing on-land rescues, including one that was previously rescued and turned up at a Hayward business earlier this week, according to Marine Mammal Center officials.
Abnormal Number Of Guadalupe Fur Seals Dying Off CaliforniaFederal officials are trying to determine why endangered Guadalupe fur seals have been stranding themselves and dying along the California coast, hundreds of miles from their usual habitat.
Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life DangerCaltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
Winter Shuttle Bus Service To Begin Taking Point Reyes Seashore Visitors To See Seals, WhalesIf you’re hoping to see some seals on the North Bay’s seashore, a bus shuttle service starting Friday will help you do just that.
Five Alternatives To Zoos In CaliforniaThese five alternative zoos offer a humane alternative to the normal zoo experience for the whole family.
Record Number Of Sick, Stranded Seals And Sea Lions Found Along Northern California CoastA marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast — some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.
Bay Area Beachgoers Warned To Stay Away From Harbor Pup Seals As Harbor pup seals are now being born on Bay Area beaches, beachgoers are reminded to stay away from newborn pups even if they are concerned that the pup may be orphaned, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
Point Reyes National Seashore Areas To Be Closed For Seal Pupping SeasonAnnual closures of areas of the Point Reyes National Seashore will be in effect to keep beachgoers from interacting with seal pups during pupping season.
Campaign Urges Bay Area Beachgoers To 'Leave Seals Be'During pupping season the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center is helping abandoned and sick elephant and harbor seal pups with a "Leave Seals Be" campaign, according to center officials.
Public Warned To Stay Away From Seal PupsBeachgoers are being advised not to interact with seal pups since contact could cause harm to the animal.