Nov 28, 2014

Porpoise slaughter: Seals fingered in whodunnit

It seemed like an open-and-shut case — a beach mystery that a 10-year-old detective with an ice cream and some time on his hands could figure out. For the better part of a decade, hundreds of harbor porpoises washed up along the southeastern coastline ...

Okhotsk seal puts in at Odawara

Aug 19, 2013

Okhotsk seal puts in at Odawara

A baby spotted, or largha, seal of the type that mainly inhabits the Sea of Okhotsk has been showing up recently along the coast of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, causing local residents to nickname the animal “Oda-chan.” The seal was first seen Aug. 11, relaxing ...