Guadalupe Island Fur Seals, No Longer Hunted, Migrating to California?
Guadalupe Island Fur Seals, No Longer Hunted, Migrating to California? The Guadalupe Island fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) is one of six members of the fur seal genus Arctocephalus. Sealers reduced the population to just a few dozen by the late 19th century, but the species had recovered to 10,000 in number by the late 1990s. Many individuals can be found […]Read More
Sea Shepherd lost battle against Japan’s whale hunters in Antarctic?
A fleet of Japanese ships is currently hunting minke whales in the Southern Ocean. It is a politically incendiary practice: the waters around Antarctica were long ago declared a whale sanctuary, but the designation has not halted Japan’s whalers, who are continuing a tradition of catching whales “for scientific research” in the region. Sea Shepherd to The […]Read More