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Antarctica: To the White Continent by Ice-Blue Sea

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.

Seal Pup Crawls Onto Woman's Lap For A Nap

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green

Talk about close encounters! When Lea McQuillan sat down for a break on Livingstone Island in the South Shetlands, this elephant seal decided to join ...

REVEALED: Bloody Secret Behind Seals' Deep-Diving Ability

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

Elephant seals have surprisingly high levels of naturally produced carbon monoxide — a noxious gas that is deadly at high concentrations — in th...

Hole In Ozone Layer Hurting Seal Population

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

By Pauline Askin SYDNEY, March 27 (Reuters) - More ice means fewer elephant seal pups, according to Australian scientists studying ...

This Is What Happens When You Leave Your Tent Alone With Elephant Seals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

When a crew headed into the sub-Antarctic island of Penguin City to film Adventures of the Penguin King, they came across a variety of wildlife, inclu...

WATCH: This Is What Elephant Seal Kisses Look Like

Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles

Two elephant seal pups were released at Leo Carrillo Beach near Malibu Monday morning. The adorable seals were herded into the ocean after two long we...

Rise of the Sneaker Males

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Terrie M. Williams

Biology has guaranteed that the energy of youth will erupt with each new generation. The question is, how should we deal with it?

LOOK: These Baby Seals Will Melt Your Heart

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco

The number of sick elephant seal pups coming to the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands is picking up as the youngsters are turning up malnour...

At the Marine Mammal Center Near San Francisco, Little Miracles Happen Every Day

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz


"We're Destroying the Most Amazing Thing in Our Lives" -- Interview With Polar Photographer Paul Nicklen

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

2011-03-17-arctic.jpgNicklen's mission is to chronicle Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems threatened by climate change.

Shooting From the Heart -- Daisy Gilardini's Wildlife Photography (VIDEO)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Crandell

2011-03-03-crandell.jpgGilardini has a remarkable ability to establish a visual intimacy with the animals she photographs.

The Importance Of Play: It's More Than Just Fun And Games

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Modern technology reveals that play lights up the brain in such desired areas as clarity and memory. Common sense tells us that if we've been encouraged to play as a child, beginner's mind comes more naturally as an adult.

Big Sur, California: Camping at Fernwood Resort

Christine Buckley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Buckley

I love camping. I've even camped in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. This time around, however, I needed a more gentle camping experience -- my dog and I were doing it by ourselves.

Elephant Seal Cuddles With Girl (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Brace yourself for extreme cuteness. In the video below, helpfully titled How To Cuddle With An Elephant Seal, a woman and an elephant seal get extr...

We're Cute Too! The Most Underrated Adorable Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Certain animals have a stigma about them and just don't get enough credit. This week, HuffPost Green thought we'd give a little bit of love to the cut...

Elephant Seals Equipped With Sensors Help Study Ocean (SLIDESHOW)

AP | CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TROLL RESEARCH STATION, Antarctica - Into the Antarctic enigma, the puzzle of a place with too few researchers chasing too many climate mysteries, slo...