Rest in peace to a true zoo legend.
When you hear or read the term "marine mammal," chances are you think immediately of a sleek dolphin, or a graceful whale. But not all marine mammals are of the hairless variety. Sea otters, like the five we have here at Shedd Aquarium in fact, set the record for hairiness! Sea otters have more hairs per square inch on their body surface than any other known animal.
They are offering at least $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
These are uncertain times for big charismatic animals in the oceans and on land. Many populations are declining. Money is scarce for pool repairs and big mammal research, made worse by the public's vocal distrust of scientists, zoos and aquariums.
Question 1: How would you describe the estuaries you study in the Pacific northeast? What makes them "out of balance?" Dr
No Need for Scuba to See These Creatures of the Sea - Section III, All Aboard for Fish in Water: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 15
Of course, I'm up to my usual tricks, failing to see them when everybody else does. At last not even I can miss them, a whole
“Spoiler alert: the miracle of life is graphic!”
The cute pup, who was rescued in California in early January, was recently moved to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
"It’s scary to know there’s something out there in the wild that we may or may not be able to do anything about."
The humpback whale shot into the air a few feet off the side of the boat, so close I could see the barnacles on his nose