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    weekendwarriorss:

White walker walrus #nyc #aquarium #walrus #whitewalkers

    weekendwarriorss:

    White walker walrus #nyc #aquarium #walrus #whitewalkers

  2. squeeforscience:

    Meet the crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga). It’s a charming specialized predator that lives on the coasts of Antarctica. It feeds almost exclusively on krill (90% of their diet) and sometimes cephalopods and antarctic fish.

    Technique: The seal gobbles mouthfuls of krill and water drains through the spaces created by its teeth.

    Crabeaters have little food competition, but as pups they are heavily preyed upon by leopard seals.

    If you love the crabeater mug go here for a short story told by the person who photographed it.

    Top two photos from The Brain Scoop. If you love natural history, museums, and taxidermy, follow them!

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    baggageclam:

Like the rest of us, walruses only want happiness.
[Photo: Olivia V. Ambrogio]

    baggageclam:

    Like the rest of us, walruses only want happiness.

    [Photo: Olivia V. Ambrogio]

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    cuteanimalfamilies:

California Sea Lion & Young (by Truus & Zoo)

    cuteanimalfamilies:

    California Sea Lion & Young (by Truus & Zoo)

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    whitedogblog:

A pile of walrus. You’re welcome.

    whitedogblog:

    A pile of walrus. You’re welcome.

    (Source: alaska-in-pictures.com)

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    The Great Seal Count 2014 Results

    On July 27th seals at the coastline of Heggstaðanes and Vatnsnes, total of 100 km,  were counted by the Seal Center’s specialists and volunteers. This is the eight time that the counting takes place.

    This year total of 706 seals were counted (mostly harbour seals). That number is slightly smaller than in 2013, when the result was 757 animals. In 2012 the number was 614. It is important to keep in mind that these numbers are only a clue to the minimum amount of seals in the area. A lot of factors affect the number of seals that can be spotted, weather being one of them.

    It is also important to keep in mind that the numbers do not indicate the total population of the Harbour Seal. Later this summer a population evaluation will be done by the Seal Center. The last population evaluation in Iceland was done by the Seal Center in 2011 and the results indicate that the population has been the same since 2003 at a total of just under 12 thousand animals. 

    We want to take the opportunity to thank all the volunteers that have helped during the Great Seal count throughout the years. We also thank the sponsors of the Great Seal Count. This year our sponsors were: Kaupfélag Vestur Húnvetninga, Hótel Hvammstangi, BBH útgerð, Söluskálinn Harpa, Húnaprent og Brauð og kökugerðin Hvammstanga.

  7. (Source: heimas)

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male California sea lion by Ken Bergman on Flickr
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    patiences4not:

Brown Fur Seal by amrodel

    patiences4not:

    Brown Fur Seal by amrodel

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    daryllmariephotography:

A California sea lion sunbathing. 

    daryllmariephotography:

    A California sea lion sunbathing. 

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