How hair dye is helping conservation of Australian sea lion population

How hair dye is helping conservation of Australian sea lion population

An innovative new project is using human hair dye on Australian sea lions at Carnac and Seal Islands off the coast of Perth to track and learn about the local population. Edith Cowan University (ECU) are jointly leading the project with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) marine researchers, in collaboration with Department of […]

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Marine Animals Found on California Beaches with Signs of Domoic Acid Poisoning

Marine Animals Found on California Beaches with Signs of Domoic Acid Poisoning

Dozens of marine animals in California are being found on beaches with signs of poisoning. The animals appear disoriented and agitated, with their heads bobbing and their mouths foaming. Officials first became concerned in mid-August when sea lions, mostly adult females, were appearing on the southern California coast with signs of poisoning. “We are responding […]

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Orcas observed killing blue whales in ‘biggest predation event on the planet’

Orcas observed killing blue whales in ‘biggest predation event on the planet’

Killer whales truly deserve their name. They’ve been observed taking down everything from sea lions to great white sharks. And now, for the first time, they’ve been observed attacking and killing the largest animals on earth: blue whales. Scientists writing in the journal Marine Mammal Science on January 21 recorded three incidents in which orcas […]

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