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Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses


Numerous articles on Pinnipeds have appeared in popular magazines such as the National Geographic periodical Literature, available in most school and public libraries. This publication lists by author and/or subject articles that have appeared in a variety of American magazines. The following are some selected references of current interest in that category.

Ackerman, D.
"Last Refuge of the Monk Seal." National Geographic, Vol. 181, No. 1, January 1992, pp. 128-144.
Alaska Geographic Society
Allan, D.
"Encounter Under the Ice (Crabeater Seals meet humans off coast of Antarctica)." International Wildlife, Vol. 17, March-April 1987, pp. 48-51.
Baker, C.P.
"On Thin Ice: the Pacific Walrus." Pacific Discovery, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 4-12.
"Wall to Wall Walrus." Pacific Discovery, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 13-15.
Barzdo, J.
"International Trade in Harp and Hooded Seals."Oryx , Vol. 15, No. 3, April 1980, pp. 275-279, (Summary of a report on trade in seal products; skins, oil, and meat.)
Bergman, C.
"Rescuing Hawaii's Brine Children with a Head Start." Smithsonian, Vol. 22, No. 9, December 1991, pp. 86-97. (New programs to save the Hawaiian Monk seal.)
Brower, K.
"Two Worlds of the Harp Seal: Above and Beneath the Arctic Ice." Smithsonian, Vol. 10, No. 4, July 1979, pp. 44-54. (Diving behavior and adaptations to an aquatic life.)
Bruemmer, F.
"Life on a Cold Rock." Natural History, Vol. 86, No. 3, March 1977, pp. 54-65. (Hunting walrus by Eskimos of Little Diomede Island.)
"The Gregarious but Contentious Walrus." Natural History, Vol. 86, No. 9, November 1977, pp. 52-61.
"The Homecoming." Nature Canada, Vol. 8, No. 2, April-June 1979, pp. 48-53. (Canadian grey seal on Sable Island; behavior, population, and seal hunting controversy.)
"Sea Lion Shenanigans." Natural History, Vol. 92, No. 7, July, 1983, pp. 32-41. (Hooker's sea lion: mating and breeding on Auckland and Campbell Islands.)
"A Fate Unsealed." Natural History, Vol. 97, No. 11, November 1988, pp. 58-65. (Seals of southern Africa - fur seals.)
"Where the Beach Masters Reign." National Wildlife, June-July 1985, pp. 46-50. (About elephant seals.)
"Rough Rookeries." Natural History, Vol. 103, No. 9, September 1994, pp.26-33. (Precarious existence of young sea lions.)
Carroll, G.F.
"Born Again Seal." Natural History, Vol. 91, No.7, July 1982, pp. 40-47. (History of elephants seals off the California Coast and the recovery of populations on Ano Nuevo Island.)
Costa, D.
"The Secret Life of Marine Mammals." Oceanography, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 120-128.
Gentry, R.L.
"Seals and Their Kin." National Geographic, Vol.171, No. 4, April 1987, pp. 474-501. (Excellent review; many photographs.)
Gildart, R.C.
"Elephant Seals in Herds Again." Smithsonian, Vol.9, No. 1, April 1978, pp. 94-98. (Reestablished breeding herds on California's San Miguel Island.)
Golden, F.
"Hot Blooded Divers." Sea Frontiers, Vol. 38, No. 5, October 1992, pp. 32-39. (Northern elephant seals.)
Hansen, C.A.
"Seals and Sealing." Alaska Geographic, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 41-73.
Holbrook, J.J.
"It's the Season for Seals." (Northern elephant seal). National Geographic World, Vol. 118, June 1985, pp. 23-27.
"Oregon's Sea Lion Cave." Sea Frontiers, Vol. 32, September-October 1986, pp. 324-330.
Holthouse, D.
"The Mystery of the Disappearing Species." National Wildlife, Vol. 33, No. 1, December-January 1995, pp. 34-39. (Why the Steller sea lion is vanishing.)
Kleene, S.
"The Diving Seal: A Medical Marvel." Sea Frontiers, Vol. 35, No. 6, November-December 1989, pp. 370-374.
Knudtson, P.M.
"Case of the Missing Monk Seal." Natural History, Vol. 86, October 1977, pp. 78-83. (History of Caribbean monk seal.)
Kooyman, G.L.
"The Weddell Seal." Scientific American, Vol. 221, No. 2, pp. 100-106. (No. 1156 offprint available from W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, California 94104.)
Lanting, F.
"Elephants on the Beach." Audubon, Vol. 84, No. 1,January 1982, pp. 76-83. (Photographs of elephant seals on Ano Nuevo beaches.)
Lavigne, D.M.
"Life or Death for the Harp Seal." National Geographic, Vol. 149, No. 1, January 1976, pp. 129-142.
LeBoeuf, B.J.
"Back from Extation?" Pacific Discovery, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 1-9. (Elephant seals.)
"Incredible Diving Machines." Natural History, February 1989, pp. 34-41. (Elephant seal diving; where, why, and when.)
Mathews, R.
"The Summer-long Bachelor Party on Round Island. "Smithsonian, Vol. 14, No. 7, October 1983, pp. 68-74. (Studies of male walruses at Round Island.)
McCloskey, W.
"Bitter Fight Still Rages Over the Seal Killing in Canada." Smithsonian, Vol. 10, No. 8, November 1979, pp. 54-62.
Miller, M
"Beachmaster: a Decade in the Life of an Elephant Seal." Zoogoer, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 16-21. (In California)
Mills, W.
"On the Trail of the Pacific Walrus." Exxon USA, Vol. xxiv, No. 3, pp. 1-9.
Morris, C.K.
"The Walrus Colony of Round Island." Pacific Discovery, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 25-29.
National Geographic World
"Tough, Tusky Giants." (cover story)National Geographic World Vol. 141, May 1987, pp. 3-6 (walrus)
Oceans Magazine
Issue primarily on Pinnipeds. Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.1-72. (Articles on history and evolution of seals, sea lion training, walrus, northern fur seal, and Hawaiian monk seal.)
Ray, G.C.
"Learning the Ways of the Walrus." National Geographic, Vol. 156, No. 4, October 1979, pp. 564-580. (Pacific walrus herds in Bering and Chuckchi Seas; migration, courtship, feeding, and adaptations for temperature control.)
Reiger, G.
"Song of the Seal." Audubon, Vol. 77, No. 5, September 1975, pp. 6-27. (History of sealing; agreements, treaties, and legislation on conservation and management of stocks.)
"What Now for the Walrus." National Wildlife, Vol.14, No. 1, December 1976, pp. 50-57.
Roy, T. De
"In the Society of Lions." (Galapagos sea lions) International Wildlife, Vol. 17, November-December 1987, pp. 30-35.
Sease, J.L. and F.H. Fay
"The Walrus." Audubon Wildlife Report, pp.357-368.
Smith, T.G.
"The Icy Birthplace and Hard Life of the Arctic Ringed Seal." Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. 93, No. 2, pp. 58-63.
Spotte, S.
"Ashore with Alaska's Feisty Fur Seals." National Wildlife, Vol. 18, No. 4, June-July 1980, pp. 4-11. (Life in the rookeries of the Pribilof Islands.)
Strickland, D.
"The Eskimo vs. the Walrus vs. the Government. "Natural History, Vol. 90, No. 2, February 1981, pp. 48-57. (Ivory trade and efforts to protect the walrus.)
Tennesen, M.
"This Elephant Lives in the Sea." National Wildlife, Vol. 16, No. 4, June 1978, pp. 20-27. (Northern elephant seal.)
"Shy Seal in a Stormy Sea." National Wildlife, Vol. 29, No. 1, December-January 1991, pp. 22-27. (Controversy about the Harbor seal on the Pacific coast.)
Zapol, W.M.
"Diving Adaptations of the Weddell Seal." Scientific American, Vol. 256, June 1987, pp. 100-105.

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