The industry says the deterrent is necessary, but evidence suggests the devices pose a significant threat to some marine life, including maiming and killing seals.
Sealing is a more complicated issue than successful protests against it would suggest.
Ancient climate change doomed the monk seals that lived in Australian waters millions of years ago.
New research combines cutting-edge engineering with animal behaviour to explain the origins of efficient swimming in nature’s underwater acrobats: seals and sea lions.
By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.
Microphones on the seafloor recorded life under the Antarctic ice for two years – inadvertently catching seal trills and chirps that are above the range of human hearing. Could they be for navigation?
Mermaids are not real, but are meaningful to people around the world.
This newly discovered ancient monk seal is challenging previous theories about how and where monachine seals evolved. It’s the biggest breakthrough in seal evolution research in about 70 years.
Researchers are looking into why around 5,000 Cape fur seals were found dead on Namibia's coast.
Our new research has more than doubled the known fossil record of seals in Australia.
This study provides the first evidence that penguins emit sounds underwater when they hunt.
Clapping underwater takes real strength. But wild grey seals can do it, to warn off competitors and attract potential mates.
Diving animals are incredible athletes.
Climate change is shrinking Arctic sea ice and opening the region to ship traffic. Whales, seals and other marine mammals could be at risk unless nations adopt rules to protect them.
A new study demystifies regional differences in mercury levels in marine animals in the Canadian Arctic.
Northern seals use strong claws to tear apart large prey and this gives us clues about how the earliest seals likely behaved when they first began feeding in water.
If sharks habitats aren’t known, it’s harder to conserve either the animals or those habitats.
There are plenty of mammals that have adapted to life in water, some more than others. That meant they also had to adapt the way they feed.
Size doesn’t always matter when it comes to the pitch of your voice, especially if you’re an aquatic mammal.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations.