Circumstantial evidence that irresponsible photographers at Donna Nook may be causing an increased death rate amongst pups nearest to the sea December 2010. SCS Note: the comment in this article that grey seals at Donna Nook suffered losses from the distemper virus (in 2002) - this is not correct - it was the harbour (common) seal that suffered the heavy losses. However, the article does offer good advice on how to photograph grey seals without causing harm.
Monk seal star ambassador female 'Desertinha' from Madeira dies at the age of more than 20 years. She contributed to the Madeiira population significantly by raising 9 pups during her lifetime. January 2009
Collapse of Steller sea lion population investigated February 2004