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 The Center in the News 2019

January 22, 2019

Mother Jones
The Government Shutdown Is Threatening the Lives of Your Favorite Ocean Animals

On January 10, during the third week of the ongoing government shutdown, a dead sperm whale carcass was spotted floating about a mile off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.

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January 18, 2019

Oregon Public Radio
Scientists Puzzled By High Cancer Rate Among West Coast Sea Lions

I watched a sea lion die last summer. The large animal was emaciated, its spine and ribs visible below its fur. Its hind limbs were immobile as it dragged itself from the shore to the water.

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January 9, 2019

Hakai Magazine
A Fur Seal Loses Its Safety Net

In the azure waters far off Mexico’s Pacific coast lies a volcanic island that is the world’s last stronghold of the Guadalupe fur seal.

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January 3, 2019

NBC Bay Area
Pair of Rehabbed Otters to Carry New Biological Transmitters

A pair of otters that were nursed back to health from near death will serve as the ambassadors for a new tracking technology that will record their biological information over the course of their lives.

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January 2, 2019

Honolulu-Star Advertiser
Hawaiian monk seals had a record number of babies born in 2018

The year 2018 has been a record one for Hawaiian monk seal pups born in the main Hawaiian isles. While no monk seal moms gave birth in Waikiki last year as Rocky did in summer 2017, creating a stir that generated attention worldwide, it was a good year for pups, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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