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Leopard Seals = Radical

Feast your eyes on this, squares… Big up to Ben Thorne for passing this along. And big up to his business, Sneaky’s BBQ, the best ribs and pulled pork in the Bay Area. Check them out at www.sneakysbbq.blogspot.com.

Psychedelic Weddell Seals

A clip from Werner Herzog’s Encounters At The End Of The Earth: Here’s what they look like: Richard warms up:

As reported in the May 2008 Journal of Ethology, researchers in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean on Marion Island, recently observed some fascinating and disturbing behavior. A young adult Antarctic fur seal was witnessed forcing itself upon an adult king penguin for upwards of 45 minutes. While young adult fur seals are known for aggressive sexuality…

Orcas Work Together for Adorably Tasty Meal

A pod of Orcas surrounds a seal on an ice sheet and creates waves to try and knock it off. This reminds me of when you buy a candy bar and it gets stuck by the wrapper and you have to shake the machine to get it out. Thanks to Zooillogix reader extraordinaire Don Quixjote…

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Pelagics

Ever wonder where sea creatures have been or where they’re headed? Thanks to marvelous modern technology and an ambitious team of prestigious scientific organizations, now you can watch in almost real-time! Since 2002, Tagging of Pacific Pelagic (TOPPS) research project has tagged over 2,000 animals with tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems to track…

Per Gizmodo’s Jack Ventura, the Japanese government has spent $12,000,000 over the past two years developing “silver technology.” For those of you, like every single person reading this, unfamiliar with this term, apparently it refers to robots designed to help lonely old people. The seal was on display at the recent RoboBusiness 2007 conference in…

In a sad follow up to the story posted this morning, Hope, the bearded seal who swam all the way from the Arctic to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, died at Sea World this afternoon. Scientists do not yet know his exact cause of death, but he was significantly dehydrated, malnourished and exhausted when he was captured.

Hope was reportedly on his way to Zihuatanejo, Mexico to meet his old prison buddy, Red, when he was captured A 350-lb bearded seal–named “Hope” by his cheese-ball human rescuers–has been taken into captivity off the coast of Florida, near Ft. Lauderdale. After eluding his rescuers for two days, Hope finally succumbed to their efforts,…

Are you talking to me? I said….Are you talking to me? Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Sometime in late March, “Nibbles” –a 2,500 lb. elephant seal living on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California– snapped. In the ensuing month, the adolescent seal has bitten a surfer and a pet pit bull, attacked a kayaker and…