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Canada spending millions on uneconomical seal hunt

A newly released government document says the Canadian government is spending $2.5 million to monitor the annual commercial seal hunt, the largest marine mammal cull on the planet, which had an export value of only $500,000.

Norway scraps controversial seal hunting subsidy

Oslo - Norway's much-criticised commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament's decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice.A majority of lawmakers voted late Thursday to cull a 12-million-kroner (1.3-million-euro, $1.

Seal escapes to hang out in swan lake in German zoo (video)

Karlsruhe - Lola, a young seal, is now a special attraction at Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany. She managed to escape from her enclosure and is hanging out in the swan lake. Apparently she's been there for three weeks, evading capture.

Top 5 adorable Instagram animal photos of the week

Instagram, which was launched in October 2010 as a free photo sharing and social networking site, has quickly became a favorite with people all over the world.

Marineland animals are suffering according to former workers

Niagara Falls - Former workers at the Niagara Falls Marineland say animals are suffering illness, injuries and death because of neglect, blamed on a staffing shortage.

Death of two seals casts pall over London, Ont., children's park

London - Friday, four seals left London, Ontario, for a new state-of-the-art marine exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo. Nunavut and Atlantis never made it. The two seals died en route in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they had been taken for medical care.

Young seals' bloodied heads nailed to entrance of Irish sanctuary

Two seal heads were found nailed to plaques outside the entrance to the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary in Co Kerry. Locals in the area believe that the sanctuary may have been targeted by people demanding a cull.

Update: Heidu Klum and Seal confirm they are divorcing

Heidi Klum, one of the world’s most in-demand models, has confirmed she is divorcing Seal, the three-time Grammy award winning singer best known for his Kiss From A Rose single, new reports say.

Deer swims with seals at Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk - Visitors to the Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium got to see more then they bargained for when a deer wandered into the courtyard where the seal exhibit is located and promptly jumped the wall landing in the seal tank, where it swam for almost thirty minutes.

Determined seal overcomes barrier to reach new friend

Laurel, a seal at St Andrew's Aquarium, who had been lonely since her partner was washed out to sea during a storm last year, decided it was time to meet the new arrival in the next pool and she managed to get over a four-foot fence to do so.

Highly trained dog, Cairo was part of SEALs that killed bin Laden

Washington Navy Yard - A highly trained dog called Cairo was part of the SEAL Team six that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound, Abbottabad eventually killing him.

Some mammals thought to be extinct have been rediscovered

Some animals which had been believed to be extinct for many years have been sighted in the wild, and it is hoped that more of these species are waiting to be rediscovered.

EU approves seal product ban

A ban on the import of seal products has been approved by the European Union (EU). The Canadian government has called the ban an unfair trade restriction.

The Court: Roland Burris is Senator, No Signature Required

The Court said that the Illinois Secretary of State Is not required to sign and affix his seal to Roland Burris' appointment; Nevertheless, Burris' appointment is legal and binding; And Burris can get a seal by other means.

Local Hatchery Turn All-You-Can-Eat Buffet for Harbour Seal

After making her way into a fish hatchery miles from the area boardwalk, a young harbour seal in Sandwich, Massachusetts found herself at meal fit for a queen. She was captured, tagged and released back into the wild but may be a bit rounder.

The Barack Obama Campaign Drops The New Obama 'Seal'

The Barack Obama campaign unveiled a new Obama campaign seal Friday which was described as "not-so-coincidentally like the official seal of the President of the United States." After much criticism over the weekend, the seal is now gone.

Seals Dating to the 8th Century B.C. Found at City of David

Finds recovered from the excavations in the City of David reveal an interesting development in the ancient world: letters were dispatched without names, but by the 8th century B.C. clerks and merchants had already begun to add their names to the seals.

An Arctic Seal in Florida?

The natural habitat for an arctic seal is the North Pole; however, this poor seal appears to have wandered a bit off course as it was spotted in the waters of the coast of Florida just south of the city of Stuart.

The Hunt is On: Canadian Officials Hope to Kill 270,000 Harp Seals

Seal hunting season opened today in Canada, but the seals are unusually scarce due to warmer temperatures and melting ice.

German Fishermen Thwart Conservationists In Seal Project

RUEGEN, Germany (dpa) - It was a vision for some and a horror scenario for others.If the Federal Conservation Agency in Bonn had succeeded, then about a year from now tourists to the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen would have been able, from a distance, to...
 

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