AUDIO LINKS ABOUT HARBOR SEALS AND OTHER TRUE SEALS BBC Radio, Britain’s Public Radio A Grey Seal Odyssey (a 5-part series). “A dramatic and evocative story in sound following Selkie, a male grey seal, as he travels the coast of Britain on an epic journey in search of a mate.” CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS AND STELLER SEA LIONS (NORTHERN FUR SEALS) The Seals of Bering Island (NW Backroads). Get a glimpse at life in one of the largest Northern Fur Seal (Steller sea lion) rookeries on Bering Island, Russia.
wikipedia.org. Online encyclopedia article on seals, sea lions and other pinnipeds.
LEOPARD SEALS A leopard seal, considered one of the fiercest predators in the oceans, befriends a National Geographic photographer. Leopard seals live in the Antarctic. To learn more about them, click here.
HELPFUL LINKS PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society). A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives. PAWS has limited resources for the very costly endeavor to rehab seals. Please make a donation to this dedicated organization today and ask that it be appropriated to marine mammal rehab.
The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA. The premier marine mammal rescue and rehab facility in the U.S. Please support their work with your donations ~ you can even sponsor a seal or sea lion! The Marine Mammal Center was recently featured in the PBS documentary "Ocean Animal Emergency." To watch the NOVA video which explores the work of veterinarians struggling to rescue seals and sea lions, click here.
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, San Juan Island, Washington. Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization located on San Juan Island in N. W. Washington State. Their mission is to promote the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, public education and non-invasive research. The Whale Museum, San Juan Islands, Washington. “Promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.”
The Whale Trail ~ Orca Paths Around the Northwest. Whale Trail’s mission is to establish a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails through Puget Sound and the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.
HELP CLEAN UP PUGET SOUND Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers whose mission is to stop pollution from entering Puget Sound.
People for Puget Sound. Established to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound land and waters through education and action.
SEAFOOD WATCH Commercial fishing practices have greatly impacted many species of fish and other marine animals, as well as damaging critical marine habitat. You can make informed choices when you purchase seafood that will help sustain species and maintain abundant oceans. Read about the Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program which educates the public about global fishing practices. Visit the site and download their pocket guide to responsible seafood choices.