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Oh! To Pet the Pilous Puffy Paunch of a Peaceful Pachydermal Pinniped Parked by the Purple Pebbles

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.

Unprecedented Sea Lion Strandings Linked To Warmer Pacific

Reuters | Posted 02.20.2015 | Green

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The strandings of a record number of sea lion pups along the California coast this...

Adorable Sea Lion Pup Hitches A Ride On A Kayak

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green

A family kayaking in Santa Barbara harbor in California on Saturday found themselves paddling with an extra passenger when a sea lion pup hopped aboar...

Emaciated Sea Lion Rescued From San Francisco Boulevard

AP | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Official say that an emaciated sea lion yearling that was probably looking for food was rescued along a major San Francisco bou...

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!

Record Sea Lion Pup Strandings Reported In Southern California

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - California sea lions - mainly pups - are turning up stranded and starved on Southern Ca...

Baja California Sur: Vacationing With the Saints

Bob Schulman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Not too long ago - up to the 1970s - this 30-mile stretch of beaches, coves and lagoons at the tip of western Mexico's Baja Penins...

This Adorable Baby Sea Lion Needed Help, So It Hopped On A Surf Board

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green

Stephanie Schechter was having a pretty ordinary spring day, up until a sea lion pup jumped up onto her surfboard. It was early April, and after cl...

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

There Are Guides, Then There's the Galápagos: Going Rogue on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...

Sea Lions Under the Microscope in Galápagos: Here's to Your Health!

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The Baquerizo Moreno boardwalk on San Cristóbal Island is a nice place to stroll and enjoy the views of plants and balconies overlooking the bay. It's popular not only with tourists and locals but also with other large endemic creatures.

Galápagos Park Rangers Protect Nesting Turtles, Mating Sea Lions

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

They are like ninjas, dressed completely in black, spying and moving stealthily in the night to avoid detection. These are not military commandos, but rather a trio of Galápagos National Park rangers, backed up by an international group of volunteers, monitoring the nesting activities of green sea turtles.

Struggling Businesses Sue Over Sea Lion Poop Stench

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: First neighbor-irking demolition projects and now the “foul, noxious, and sickening” stench of sea l...

San Diego Is Being Sued Because of All the Damn Sea Lion Poop!

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.01.2014 | Weird News

San Diego's La Jolla Cove is smelly. Like, super stinky. And it's all because of cute, lovable sea lions, that are pooping everywhere!

Sea Lion Found Shot On California Beach

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

Authorities at the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center are investigating the disturbing case of a sea lion suffering from a bullet wound. Nezzie is ...

WATCH: Sea Lion Gets The Better Of Unsuspecting Fisherman

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.29.2013 | Weird News

This sea lion is named Pancho, and for good reason. Presumably in homage to the 19th-century Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, this sea li...

Sea Lions That Washed Ashore In Malibu Were Shot

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife rescuers say three sea lions that washed ashore in Malibu earlier this month died of gunshot wounds. J...

Stellar Sea Lion Population No Longer 'Threatened'

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The eastern population of the Steller sea lion will be taken off the threatened species list, a federal agency announced We...

WATCH: Rescued Sea Lions Go Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

When a group of hurt and abandoned sea lions washed up on the shore, the ORCA conservation group in Peru swooped in to nurse them back to health. The ...

Sea Lion Gives Zoo Workers The Slip For 3 Weeks

Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

We all need some room to breathe sometimes. It seems Lola the sea lion is no different. The 2-year-old sea lion escaped her enclosure at a German ...

WATCH: This Sea Lion Has A Very Important Job

Posted 06.07.2013 | Weddings

One St. Louis couple owes their engagement to an extremely talented sea lion. A woman was asked to participate in Robbie the sea lion's performance...

WATCH: You've Probably Never Seen A Sea Lion Do This

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green

J.R. Gilkinson had never seen anything like it. The California man was sailing off Newport Beach with his niece and some friends when a sea lion pup h...

AWWWWW, Seals Enjoy New Home

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

Gunther, Kara, Kjya, Luke and Squeegee have some new waterfront real estate. We're talking, of course, about seals at the National Zoo who recently...

WATCH: Adorable Sea Lion Pup Waddles Back To The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

A lost sea lion pup in San Diego, Calif., wasn't stranded for long. After the pup wandered around an Ocean Beach parking lot for an hour, it manag...

PHOTOS: Blue Whale Encounters in the Sea of Cortez

Sandra Larriva | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

At first, your eyes wander near and far in an attempt to take in the enormity of the creature. Then, a voice in your head screams, having realized that you're in the presence of the largest animal that's ever lived.