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Schlagwort: Seals

Ein geretteter Seehund kuschelt mit einem Seehund-Plüschtier

Im Okhotsk Tokkari Center, Hokkaido Japan, haben sie einen ohrlosen Seehund aufgenommen, um diesen aufzupäppeln. Dafür gaben sie jenem Seehund eine Plüschvariante seiner Art. Und irgendwie mochten die beiden sich wohl. So zwischenseehundisch.

“Tokkari” is the Ainu word for “azarashi” (earless seal), and as the center’s name would imply, this facility specializes in sheltering and conservation of earless seals. Visitors can observe the natural ecology of these graceful seals, and even take part in close-up interactive activities. All the while, the center serves as a conservation facility, treating earless seals that have been injured or caught in fishing nets, and returning them home to the ocean. The Okhotsk Tokkari Center holds and extremely important role as Japan’s one and only marine animal conservation facility.


(Fotos: @mombetsu_land, via BoingBoing)

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Mit Robben tauchen

Jason Neilus war mit ein paar Tauch-Kollegen vor den Farne Islands im Nordosten Englands mit dutzenden Robben im Wasser. Freundliche Tierchen, möchte man meinen, diese Robben. Und so interessiert.

„We’ve been visiting here for the last six years to say hello to the seal pups and we’ve never had this much interaction before,“ writes Jason Neilus, of a visit to the Farne Islands. „They were everywhere and all over us!!!! After a nightmare drive there with the worst traffic coupled with the imminent arrival of the St. Jude storm we didn’t think this trip was going to be worth the effort but once again the seals made every second worthwhile.“

(Direktlink, via BoingBoing)

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