Seals

Seals Are Sexually Assaulting Penguins. Seriously....

Barcroft TV | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Astonishing footage reveals an enormous seal forcing itself onto a king penguin. Four separate observations were made of individual Antarctic fur seal...

Where Conservation Meets the Sea

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An estimated 6.4 million tonnes of marine litter is dumped in oceans every year. In hotspots more than 3.5 million pieces of litter can occur per square kilometre. Plastic, which constitutes between 60 and 80 percent of marine debris, does not biodegrade and can persist in the marine environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

Diary of a Bardsey Seal Watcher

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

The locals said they couldn't recall a storm like it. It seemed relentless, starting at dusk and continuing well into the early hours of the morning. The thunder rumbled, and forked lightning struck the sea over and over again, searing the eyes of those watching with vivid after-images...

Check Out This Amazing Footage Of A Baby Seal Hanging Out With Surfers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

“Me and my friend Andrew Flounders were out enjoying some summer waves when this little guy came along and scared the hell out of Andy because we di...

World Trade Organisation's Decision Gets Seal of Approval From Peta (and Seals)

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld a ruling that allows the European Union to ban seal fur imports on moral grounds. Canada fought desperately to have the ban repealed, but the WTO affirmed that nations have the right to reject seal products which they find morally reprehensible.

WATCH: What The Hell Have You Done To Our Tent?!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy

This would appear to be one hazard of shooting a movie (in this case: Adventures Of The Penguin King) in Antarctica... (Via Viral Viral Videos)...

Zoo Keeper Did What To A Seal?

PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

A zoo keeper has been suspended after allegedly punching a seal. Bosses at Bristol Zoo Gardens have launched an investigation after the incident ca...

WATCH: Spinning Seal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Comedy

In the words of the famous pop song: "You spin me right round baby, right round/Like a seal, baby/Right round round round." Yes, indeed. Just g...

WATCH: Headbanging Sea Lion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ronan. Ronan is a sea lion. But she's no ordinary sea lion, oh no. Ronan can keep a beat. And as Peter Cook from...

WATCH: Seals Yelling Like Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Comedy

And you thought it was only goats that sounded like people... Yes, hot on the heels - or should that be hooves? - of Goats Yelling Like Humans (and...

Why Is Smartie The Seal Pup On This Car Dashboard?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

A seal pup named Smartie lived up to his name after breaking out of a car boot and wriggling his way up to the dashboard of the vehicle. The adven...

Seal Spotted 50 Miles Inland After Swimming Through Flood Waters

Masons/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK

A seal spotted in a land-locked lake stunned festive walkers in Cambridgeshire after the rogue creature took advantage of the flood waters to swim mor...

WATCH: Screaming Seal Wants Your Attention

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Right, stop what you're doing and listen to this seal. We said: LISTEN TO THE SEAL. Sorry, but we somehow get the feeling he's desperate to be heard. ...

Reality Bites

PA | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

A fisherman was left terrified after a shark clamped its jaws around his foot and bit a hole in his boat. The 7ft porbeagle took hold of Hamish Cur...

Seal Flu - Could It Pose A Risk To Humans?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned. A new flu virus identified in American harbour seals has the potential to...

Animal Welfare As the Humane Thing to Do

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

They are not eligible to vote and most of them live thousands of miles away from the nearest EU country, so there was no reason for MEPs to even take an interest. Still the European Parliament took a key role in preventing thousands of seals being killed for use in luxury products.

Severed Seal Heads Nailed To Sanctuary Doors (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images which some readers may find disturbing A police investigation is underway after the severed heads of two seals were fo...

WATCH: The Insanely Catchy 'Lazy Harp Seal Has No Job' Song

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Remember The Fast Food Song by early noughties pop merchants Fast Food Rockers? Now that was an insanely catchy song. Terrible, sure, but crazy catchy...

Canadian Government Continues to Support Cruel, Bloody and Pointless Seal Slaughter

Mark Jones | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

The Gulf of St. Lawrence on Canada's Eastern seaboard is a wild, unforgiving place, subject to extreme weather and partially covered with sea ice for much of the winter. At this time of year, it's particularly important for harp seals, who haul out onto the sea ice at the end of every winter to give birth to their pups in one of nature's most remarkable events. Their mothers stay with the pups for a few short days, feeding them high fat milk, after which the adults head back to sea leaving the pups on the ice. However, the future of these seal populations is threatened. Climate change is reducing the extent to which the winter sea ice forms and the ice is melting ever earlier, meaning mothers have less ice on which to give birth. The helpless pups can die as their icy platform melts away.

WATCH: Seal Takes On Fish... But Who Wins?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Comedy

So imagine you're a seal. As a seal, you probably fancy having some fish. But what if the fish is on land, flapping away from you at a surprising p...

Seal Pups Injured As Violent Storms Sweep Across Britain

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Almost 60 young seal pups have been injured by the stormy weather that has battered the UK this week, according to the RSPCA. The rough conditions ...

Video: Seal Pup Wanders Into New Zealand Home To Unwind On The Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

Days after a curious seal hopped into the home of New Zealand woman Annette Swoffer, a video has emerged showing the pup’s antics as he pads around ...

Family Home Gets Seal Of Approval As Wandering Pup Unwinds On The Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

A woman in New Zealand could not believe her eyes when a seal pup wandering around her town made himself at home in her living room on Sunday night. ...

Arctic Seals, Climate Change and the Catwalk

Mark Jones | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK
Mark Jones

If harp seal populations are lost, the Canadian people will lose more than just a beautiful, iconic mammal. They will also lose any hope of benefiting economically from sustainable eco-tourism. For while the seal slaughter makes no economic sense, eco-tourism is a highly profitable and humane alternative.