Hawaiian Monk Seal Experience In this clip there is are two Monk seals that are hunting in a cave with a White tip reef shark. Ilio-holo-i-ka-uaua, The Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, is Hawaii's only pinniped. It is a species that is considered endemic to the islands.The population of the Hawaiian monk seal is currently estimated to be between 1500 and 1200 individuals. They are considered an endangered species. Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata (vertebrates) Class Mammalia (mammals) Order Pinniped (or, Carnivora; sub-order, pinniped) Family Phocidae ("true" seals- seals without ears) Genus Monachus Species schauinslandi
Monk Seals: Tiger Shark Prey? - French Frigate Shoals In the Northwest Hawaiian Islands the Hawaiian monk seal fights for survival. Only two out of ten pups make it to their second birthday. Crittercam® has already revealed that the seals face stiff competition from other predators when finding food. Now, Wild Chronicles follows two National Geographic grantees as they investigate the hungry sharks that may be preying on these endangered seals.
Seal Trainer for a Morning at NEAQ: February 28th, 2010 Here is a slide show containing photos from my day doing a seal trainer for a morning program at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. ABOUT TRAINER FOR A MORNING: The Seal Trainer for a Morning program is a program offered by the New England Aquarium that allows guests to "job shadow" NEAQ seal trainers and participate in a number of daily routine activities like food prep, creating toys, and observing and assisting in training sessions. If you are lucky, depending on the day, you might get to meet Myrtle the sea turtle. At the same time, you will have a chance to learn about NEAQ's marine mammal collection, and the natural history, and personalities of harbor seals and fur seals. To learn more how you can take part in this activity, visit Date: February 28th, 2010 Photos by: Jenna Deedy Music: "Prayer" and "The Water's Wide" from the Wii game "Endless Ocean" by Hayley Westerna
Aquarium of Niagara - Hand Feeding Lucy As a volunteer at the Aquarium of Niagara, one of the great things I get to be involved with is assisting with the Harbor Seal feedings. Here I get to video recorded one of those feeding session. This is Lucy. Lucy was found beach stranded off the coast of Washington State almost 30 years ago. Lucy now has Cataracts, which is quite common in Pinnipeds of this age.
Seals and Sea Lions: Keeping Up with Their Brushing Have you been keeping up with your brushing and flossing? October is National Dental Hygiene Month but we hope you're keeping up with your oral hygiene year 'round, like our seals and sea lions. The Animal Care staff at Brookfield Zoo makes brushing the teeth of the seals and sea lions a part of the animals' preventive health care three times a week. Through the Chicago Zoological Society's Center for the Science of Animal Welfare, zookeepers use positive reinforcement and operant conditioning techniques that allow many of the zoo's animals to be involved and active in their own care. In the instance of the seals and sea lions, the Animal Care staff has trained the pinnipeds to open their mouth, allowing the staff to check inside and brush the animals' teeth, gums, and tongues with an oral cleaning paste made specifically for animals. Also, you may notice that the sea lions' teeth are black. This is normal for this species even in the wild. Their teeth turn black because of a bacteria. This normal and healthy bacteria actually turns the inside of their mouths and saliva dark too.
Monk Seal / Foca Monge Some 350-450 remaining individuals it is believed to be the world's rarest pinniped, and one of the most endangered mammals of the world. Monachus monachus. O membro da família das focas mais ameaçado de extinção.
Sea Lions and Seals Two of the more common marine mammals on the west coast of North America are sea lions and seals. The two belong to the superfamily Pinnipedia, which means fin-footed, and each has developed slightly different adaptations to their aquatic lifestyle. Commonly mistaken for one another, it is easy to distinguish between the two once you know what to look for. In this video we highlight a few of the easily recognizable differences to help you tell them apart in the wild. So sit back and enjoy this educational view of two of our favorite coastal neighbors.
Seal Sounds from Encounters at the End of the World The out-of-this-world sounds made by waddell seals in Antartica from the movie "Encounters at the End of the World" by Werner Herzog.
Sea Lion and Harbor Seal Both the California sea lion and the harbor seal can be found at the Blank Park Zoo, Iowa's Wildest Adventure. Lou from KGGO radio explains more.
Baikal seal-Pusa sibirica-Байкальская нерпа The Baikal seal, Lake Baikal seal, or Nerpa (Pusa sibirica, obsolete: Phoca sibirica), is a species of earless seal endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Like the Caspian seal, they are related to the Arctic ringed seal. The Baikal Seal is the smallest of the true seals and is the only exclusively freshwater pinniped species. It remains a scientific mystery how the seals originally came to Lake Baikal, hundreds of kilometers from any ocean. Some scientists speculate the seals arrived at Lake Baikal when a sea-passage linked the lake with the Arctic Ocean (see also West Siberian Glacial Lake and West Siberian Plain). The total population is estimated to be over 60000 animals, and hunting of the seals, once widespread, is now restricted. Many hunters drown every year hunting the Baikal seal
Great White Attacks Elephant Seal A great white shark attacks an elephant seal on California`s pacific coast. Later on a second great white joins in the feed!
Sea Lions Live (Full Show) SeaWorld San Diego "Live from Seaworld!" Join the Pinniped comedy-duo Clyde and Seamore, OP Otter and their stagehand buddy, Biff as they perform their own wacky versions of some of todays most popular TV shows, movies and music. From the crime scene action of "Sea Lion SI" to the fun of "Sea Lion Idol" and "Dancing with the Pinnipeds," Clyde and Seamore put their own spin on some all-time entertainment favorites. And don't forget to arrive early to see what mischief and fun Biff the stagehand gets into in his all-new production at Sea Lion and Otter Stadium.
Pinnipeds!! Island kayaking with pinnipeds.
PINNIPED PARADE by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders- a song about seals, sea lions and walruses . "Come to the Pinniped Parade with me. There'll be beautiful fin-footed friends to see!" Learn about pinnipeds - seals, sea lions and walruses - and their characteristics, behavior and sounds in this fun, educational, sing-a-long video for kids by BIRDSONG and the ECO-WONDERS. Featuring the song "Pinniped Parade" from their CD "IF I WERE A FISH and Other Ocean Songs for Kids," this video captures the enthusiastic communication and real sounds of the pinnipeds while inviting children to bark, burp, growl and march along.. With NOAA photos and a world-beat marching rhythm, this kids video will leave children singing, dancing and learning right to the last note. PINNIPED PARADE is one of a growing collection of animal songs for kids by BIRDSONG and the ECO-WONDERS.
Talking Point - Incredible Shrinking Seals Using data recovered through the whiskers of leopard seals over generations, UNSW's Dr Tracey Rogers has found that seals on the Western Antarctic coast are now significantly smaller than their counterparts on the Eastern Coast. Is this due to changes in climactic conditions on the Western side of the continent? Dr Rogers' work in Antarctica has won her a People's Choice Award nomination in the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. For more info on the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, go here: www.bees.unsw.edu.au
Stellar Sea Lion Training/Husbandry Session at Mystic Aquarium Stellar Sea Lions Eden and Mara were taking part in a daily husbandry/training session that was all based on positive reinforcement. In this video, you will hear the narrator bring up on how the Mystic Aquarium cares for it's six stellar sea lions and harbor seal as well as how the facility trains their marine mammals. Mara is is the one doing the training session, while Eden, who is temporarily in the video was doing a husbandry session with her trainer before she went back stage for a vet examination. ABOUT ANIMAL HUSBANDRY: Animal husbandry incorporates all methods and practices used to monitor the health of a captive animal. Trainers, veterinarians, and animal care staffers have structured a routine that would allow them to maintain animal health at zoological parks through behavior observation, and medical examination. All work that is done with the animals is then recorded on computers for easy references in the near future. All sorts of husbandry exists such and they include blood tests, specimen samples, dental and body examination, and ultrasound. All husbandry sessions are voluntary for the animal's part and are trained with the same tools just like they are with other behaviors. Through observing and caring for animal health, care takers are able to to maintain detailed husbandry records. Such records might be viable for a zoological community when it comes to caring for marine mammals such as cetaceans and pinnipeds .
Bootylicious Sea Lions Sea Lions and their trainers at Sea World San Diego dancing to Beyonce's crazy in love... butt dance and all... LOL (4/27/08: Sea Lions Live Show). This show is by far one of their funniest.. it's theme is TV , movies and music... (no copywright infringement intended. I just shot it while on vacation.)
From a Sea Lion's POV Milo the sea lion really seems to enjoy playing with sea lion-cam at the Aquarium of the Pacific. With the enthusiasm that he shows when carrying the camera rig he reminds me of a golden retriever with a favorite tennis ball. Check out Milo's latest video creation "From a Sea Lion's Point of View" where you'll see the pinniped exhibit and underwater visitors tunnel from a sea lion's perspective.
Sea lion jumped onto my kayak While kayaking in LA a sea lion was floating in the water. When he saw me he swam all around the kayak and eventually jumped on to the back, where he proceeded to eventually try to push me off with his chest. This video shows him before he got possessive.
suck-suckin' da spleen ween (this is a devil's song) by creepy marbles Hippity-pinniped hit new song featuring some publik domain'd bicycle safety slizz... HARK! As masked marauding monkey man children bump, grind, death, breath and sway to another chuggly throbb classic!
Seal pup very cute, several clips together randomly
PBR Wi-Fi Battle 19: Pinniped Rivalry! Dewgong vs. Walrein! Man, I was hoping my opponent wouldn't send out Typhlosion first... and she did! I was scared of Eruption, which was the first move it used... Fortunately, Girafarig took it like a beast, and it barely did anything to Dewgong thanks to its ability, Thick Fat (for once I'm glad I don't have a Hydration Dewgong). Walrein decided to set up on the second turn, allowing Dewgong to shut it down with encore. My opponent was obviously frightened by the effects TR could have on her Typhlosion, so she switched out to Azumarill. I thought it would Aqua Jet Girafarig, so I encored it, but it went after Dewgong, allowing me to cripple it with Skill Swap. She then switched back out to Typhlosion, possibly thinking I wouldn't attack, while I crippled Walrein by giving it Azumarill's ability, which it couldn't really put to good use. I double teamed Typhlosion the next turn, but Dewgong's crit took it out before Girafarig could attack. I didn't really do much for the rest of the battle since Crobat decided it would be just swell to break sleep clause and put my two pokemon to sleep after Girafarig died. Anyway, what I learned from this battle was not to go on doubles unless you expect to win with only two of your pokemon doing the work, because chances are, half of your team is going to be asleep for most of the battle. But my opponent's team was pretty cool; too bad it has a huge weakness to electric attacks. It's a good thing my pokemon were bulky enough to tough out the sleep.
Seal watching along the Stour, Kent, UK Here are a few seals and birds spotted along the River Stour whilst sailing from Sandwich to Ramsgate. If anyone can verify if these are Common or Grey seals, please let me know. Thankyou.
Alyssa's Pinniped Preject
Male elephant seals defend territory - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife David Attenborough shows how a male elephant seal protects his harem. From the BBC.
San Diego Zoo SEALS the Seal Show best animals wildlife HD High Definition Seals at the San Diego Zoo the best animals wildlife Fur seals are any of nine species of pinnipeds in the Otariidae family. One species, the northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus) inhabits the North Pacific, while seven species in the Arctocephalus genus are found primarily in the Southern hemisphere. They are much more closely related to sea lions than true seals, and share with them external ears (pinnae), relatively long and muscular foreflippers, and the ability to walk on all fours. They are marked by their dense underfur, which made them a long-time object of commercial hunting. Contents [hide] * 1 Taxonomy * 2 Physical appearance * 3 Behavior and ecology * 4 Exploitation * 5 Species * 6 See also  Taxonomy Until recently, fur seals were all grouped under a single subfamily of Pinnipedia called Arctocephalinae to contrast them with Otariinae - the sea lions - based on the most prominent common feature, namely the coat of dense underfur intermixed with guard hairs. Recent genetic evidence, however, suggests that Callorhinus is more closely related to some sea lion species, and the fur seal/sealion subfamily distinction has been eliminated from most taxonomies. Nonetheless, all fur seals have certain features in common: the fur, generally smaller sizes, farther and longer foraging trips, smaller and more abundant prey items and greater ***ual dimorphism. For these reasons, the distinction remains useful.  Physical appearance Fur seals share with other ...
SeaWorld Sea Lions Live 02 Sea Lions Live from SeaWorld comedy routine. The show features trained pinnipeds doing comedy skits from popular TV shows, movies, and music. Shown in SeaWorld San Diego, California at the Sea Lion and Otter Stadium.
Boisterous Barking Pinnipeds Very loud and somewhat territorial sea lions living at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
Pregnant Polar Bear hunts seals - BBC Animals Brilliant wildlife video from BBC nature show 'Animals: The Inside Story'. Learn how a pregnant polar bear survivies in the gruelling winter months.
The Boomerang Show--Starring Boomerang the Sea Lion Another Mystic Aquarium moment with Boomerang the sea lion. He is now three years old and is starting to spend more time with Jetty. Sometimes, he will spend time with Coco and Surfer when he's in the mood. I believe Boomerang has been teaching little Jetty how to interact with people behind the glass. Overall, me, Boomerang, and Jetty pulled such a show at the Mystic Aquarium by playing behind the glass. It got the crowd going. Taken: April 29th, 2010 Song: "Fall of the Rhythm" from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice- Polar Bear Hunts a Seal For more, visit | A hungry polar bear hunts a seal, tricky prey out on the ice. Watch the polar bear creep up on the seal, then launch a surprise attack.
Adventures in Wonderland - I Am the Walrus B "Pinniped hasn't been feeling well. He's lost all the color in his face ..."
Anthony Bourdain in Quebec Anthony Bourdain eats raw seal with an Inuit family in Quebec.
SkylarandSunsetreleasejun11.MOV 2 northern elephant seal pups that were rescued and rehabilitated at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach were released today, June 11, 2011.
Planet Earth Shark Jump Shark eating seal from Planet Earth.
Wild *** & Graceful swimming... elephant seals and sea lions Elephant Seals battle for ***ual supremacy, and sea lions grace the screen. Viewers will understand much more about the secret lives of these amazing pinnipeds.
Sweet baby seal swimming first time with mommy in pool A baby seal swimming at the first time with mommy. Filming from the "Pittsburgh zoo" Soooo cute
The noisy Harp seal pup So cute :) My little babyyy | DO NOT LEAVE COMMENTS ABOUT CLUBBING THEM (that you do it or like it!) credit: harpseal.jp
Seal Ban in Europe A giant seal was provited to the European Parliament as they discuss a ban on seal products. Animal rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to ban imports of products made from seals. There were no prizes for guessing what the European Parliament was discussing. The giant seal was provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Inside 550 EU lawmakers - the vast majority - voted in favour of a ban on the import of all seal products. The parliament dismissed calls for a partial ban coupled with clear labelling as "not enough". All so-called pinnipeds - including walruses and sea lions - could now benefit from the new law. 900000 seals are hunted every year - 60 per cent of them by Canada, Greenland and Namibia. Last year Canada made seven million Canadian dollars from seal hunting and apparently a third of its seal skins end up in the EU. Canada and Norway say they'll appeal against the ban at the World Trade Organisation. But EU lawmakers are confident the challenge will fail. They demanded action after hearing how many seals are skinned alive while still conscious. A European Food Safety Authority report last year also highlighted various other examples of unnecessary suffering, including trapping seals underwater so they drown. Products made with seals hunted by native Inuits in Canada are the only exception. But even they can not be sold commercially in Europe. Many will now be watching how the law will be enforced - but EU countries ...
Paleo-Breakthrough (Seal Evolution) from an Arctic Fossil A "missing link" fossil of a new mammal species from Canada's High Arctic rewrites the evolutionary story of seals. This prehistoric carnivore represents a new branch on a family tree, between an ancestor that walked on land and today's sea-going seals and their relatives. It provides insight into what pinnipeds (true seals, sea lions and the walrus) looked like before they were adapted to hunting in the ocean. It also suggests a different centre of pinniped evolution from that of the prevailing theory. The fossil is 24 to 20 million years old and was found in the Haughton Crater on Devon Island. The research team is led by Dr. Natalia Rybczynski of the Canadian Museum of Nature. More information: nature.ca Subtitled version: French version: nature.ca — Canadian Museum of Nature
Penguin takes a risky path.mpg A penguin walking to the sea encounters a somewhat unexpected 'rock'
Grey seal pup exploratory laparoscopy.mp4 An exploratory laparoscopy in a grey seal pup was performed and liver and mesenteric lymphnode biopsies taken as part of investigations during an outbreak of disease in a group of seals in a well maintained rehabilitation centre in Scotland. Due to the thick blubber layer, even in this young seal, access was with a verres needle used for insufflation, and blind placement of a primary 5mm cannula with a guarded cutting trocar. An open approach would have been difficult. This approach had previously been validated in more than 10 seals at post-mortem, which were also used for familiarisation with normal abdominal anatomy before this laparoscopy. Romain Pizzi BVSc MSc DZooMed FRES MACVSc(surg) MRCVS. For all aspects of veterinary laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, visit: