marine mammals

Turns Out, Male Elephant Seals Know Each Other's Voices

A male elephant seal rises and roars, telling other males to scat. Photo credit to Frank Schulenburg

Caroline Casey's recent research on Northern male elephant seals led to a neat discovery—males recognize each other's calls, leading them to play it safe during fights.

Human Visits Raucous Beach Party

Northern Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas. Human visitors stand on a boardwalk that hovers only a few feet above seals. Photo credit to Madeleine Turner.

Cast of characters include Alpha males, handsome moms, and 'super-weaners.'

NRDC: Noisy Oceans Harming Wildlife

A minke whale enjoys some frickin peace and quiet. Photo by Marc Fueg/Creative Commons.

You know that feeling of frustration when you can’t talk to your buddy at a really loud bar? Imagine that clamor following you around, disrupting everyday conversations and fundamentally altering daily communication.