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Brian Monnin & the Galapagos Kids

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Photo courtesy of MTSobek Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinat...

Seal Surfing On A Humpback Whale Is Riding In Style

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

A photographer in Australia with some fortunate timing snapped this shot of a seal riding on the back of a humpback whale. Robyn Malcolm capture...

Humpback Whales Intervene in Killer Whale Attacks on a Baby Gray Whale, and Save Seals

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

How does a 45 ton whale manage to rescue a 300 pound seal? Or drive off a pack of hungry orcas in an attempt to save a baby of a different species? The following two incidents reveal how humpback whales did both of those things, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase "gentle giants.'

This Waterfall Is Full Of Baby Seals Having An Epic Cuddlefest

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel

What makes a gorgeous waterfall hike even better? Hundreds of adorable baby seals. Every year, near Kaikoura, New Zealand, a large pod of fur seal ...

Polar Bears Seen Eating Dolphins As Seal Habitat Melts Away

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green

For the first time ever, researchers have documented polar bears preying on and eating dolphins. Scientists in the Norwegian High Arctic witnessed ...

5 Reasons to Stay in Sausalito on Your Next Trip to the San Francisco Bay

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Have you thought about staying outside the city on your next trip to San Francisco? Imagine. After a hectic day sightseeing, shopping and museum hopping, you jump on the ferry (or a private water taxi), cross the glorious bay and leave the noisy urban world behind.

Extremely Rare Hawaiian Monk Seal Dies In 'Perplexing' Propeller Accident

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green

A young Hawaiian monk seal, one of the world's most endangered species, was killed by a boat's propeller -- the first such accident in at least 20 yea...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Seals Shot, Brutally Beaten During Annual Canadian Hunt

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green

WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may upset some readers. The Canadian government in early March announced this year's quota for its...

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the Aquarium'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.14.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Accompanying us on this exciting excursion were my younger daughter, Lauren, known to Chloe as Mommy, and my son-in-law Guillaume, aka Daddy.

WATCH: Seal Bellies Up To Dog, Gives It A Hug

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News

Ready for your daily dose of cute? Well, belly on up for a seal snuggle. Elise Frebourg captured an adorable bit of animal friendship in southweste...

Six Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Linked To Era Of Kings David And Solomon

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion

A Mississippi State University archaeological team uncovered six official clay seals at a dig in southern Israel -- offering some support for the reig...

'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

Forget About Sharks, This Sea Lion Attack Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green

Sea lions may be adorable -- they surf, they snuggle, they even boogie -- but they can also be terrifying. One freediver had a close call with an a...

As Gray Seal Populations Boom, So Do Conflicts

AP | PATRICK WHITTLE | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustra...

World Trade Organization Rules for Seals, Says Animal Welfare Counts

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The World Trade Organization today issued a final decision in its ruling to the inhumane global seal trade, and gave a precedent-setting boost to our domestic and international efforts to prevent animal abuse.

Underwater Seals Love A Belly Rub, Yes They Do

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

Scuba diver Jason Neilus went out to England's Farne Islands, with a GoPro camera to answer a very important, scientific question: do seals love belly...

American Hero Stories: A SEAL Wife and Children

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

The Shea's take America very seriously, as I suspect most military families do. When Stacy Shea talks of how great America really is, there's no doubt or missing the conviction in her voice.

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 ...

Babies And Seal Pups Napping Peacefully On A Beach (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.09.2014 | Green

Don't worry, it doesn't need to make sense. Just sit back, relax, and prepare yourselves for sweetness overload. ...

Who's Killing Hawaii's Monk Seals?

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle and Sophie Cocke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Last year, a man on the Hawaii island of Molokai confessed to killing an endangered Hawaiian monk seal — and nothing happened. He didn't just whi...

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...

Crybaby Seal Won't Stop Fussing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

Come on baby, you can do it! This fussy seal pup was recently weaned by its mother, and is on its own to learn how to swim and survive in the wild...

Seal Caught In Buoy Line Gets A Helping Hand

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Good News

We can't all be rescuing adorable sea creatures from fishing traps on the daily, but it warms our hearts to know that there are people out there who c...

This Seal Is Literally Rolling With Laughter, And Now We Are Too

Posted 10.18.2013 | Good News

This seal just heard what we assume is the funniest joke in the history of jokes. Seriously, guys, he cannot contain his laughter. Pho...

Source: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town Seeking Nairobi Mall Attack Suspect

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Navy SEALs have raided a Somali coastal town looking for an al-Qaida...