"That is the weirdest thing."
Here's an aspect of being a zookeeper we hadn't thought through.
This little pup has recovered, but warming seas still threaten her species.
The inflatables are an Oregon port's latest attempt to scare away the overcrowding sunbathers.
According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), seals and sea lions are "second cousins," composing together with walruses the three families of pinnipeds (fin-footed in Latin).
Have you ever wondered what it may be like to get inside the head of an animal? No really, to understand how an animal's brain works; ever wonder?
This whale-watching tour got to see a lot more than it bargained for.
Have you thought about staying outside the city on your next trip to San Francisco? Imagine. After a hectic day sightseeing, shopping and museum hopping, you jump on the ferry (or a private water taxi), cross the glorious bay and leave the noisy urban world behind.
Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.
The change was caused by a weather pattern involving weak northern and strong southern winds that are creating warmer-than