Posted February 13, 2020 by Laurie Kay Olson

It should come as no surprise that sea mammals such as seals and sea lions have figured out that we humans have fish markets along the shore in many countries. It is a tantalizing and tempting thing for the animals to see all that fresh food just sitting there, waiting within a whisker's reach. What is truly amazing about this is how polite and well-behaved the animals are.

Posted January 25, 2019 by Creature Features

Aggressive sea lions in Sand Point, Alaska have once again targeted local fisherman by leaping out of the sea to inflict painful bites.

Posted January 14, 2019 by M Dee Dubroff

This incident occurred a few years ago, but it is worth retelling, especially to Kevin Hines, who was rescued from certain death with the help of  a brave sea lion.



Posted January 11, 2017 by Ron Callari

Over the years, I’ve blogged a lot about the animal abuses and outright cruelty incurred by sea animals at SeaWorld. Most recently, I penned a testimonial piece in memoriam for the passing of the killer whale, Tilikum. This case caused global protests by animal activists worldwide when it became a center piece for CNN’s award-winning documentary, Blackfish, that shined a glaring light on the maltreatment of Orca whales in captivity.

Posted September 30, 2016 by John P. Barker

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington has its own tenor.  Move over Plácido Domingo!  E.T. the walrus is an up-n'-coming talent!

Posted April 4, 2016 by John P. Barker

We've all had those nights.  A little too much booze (accompanied with many jokes and possibly singing--and hopefully pizza) can lead to a rather rough night upon arriving home.  This video is a metaphor for that experience--when you have an itch.

Posted February 17, 2016 by John P. Barker

Is Sam the polar bear, or is Sam the penguin with the scarf?  I prefer to think that Sam is the penguin--because he gets what he deserves...

Posted September 2, 2015 by Ron Callari

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . . oh no!”  In 2014, he took an historic stand for animals by reintroducing the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (H.R. 4525), which would end the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling circuses, over concerns about their welfare and safety risks they pose to us.