Seals use their their long, cat-like whiskers to track down their prey in the deep, dark ocean

Seals use their their long, cat-like whiskers to track down their prey in the deep, dark ocean

Seals use their whiskers to track down their prey in the deep, dark ocean, according to a study that observed the sea creatures in their natural habitat. Because light can’t penetrate the darkness of the ocean’s depths, animals have devised a range of adaptations to survive and hunt there. Whales and dolphins, for example, use […]

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Huon Aquaculture accounts for 75% of seal deaths at Tasmanian salmon farms in past year

Huon Aquaculture accounts for 75% of seal deaths at Tasmanian salmon farms in past year

Huon Aquaculture accounted for the deaths of at least three-quarters of seals killed at Tasmanian salmon farms since the start of last year, with new data showing the company released more than 8,000 underwater explosives aimed at scaring the seals. Government data released in response to a right-to-information request revealed Huon Aquaculture, now owned by […]

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‘No easy fix’: polar bear capital of the world turns to electric buggies to save the bears

‘No easy fix’: polar bear capital of the world turns to electric buggies to save the bears

When tourists reach the north Canadian community of Churchill they have long been greeted by two sounds: the howling of sub-Arctic winds and the rattle of diesel engines. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors have come to the “polar bear capital of the world”, in the hopes of spotting the predators. They journey […]

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