Marianna Pinzone

Marianna is a PhD student at the University of Liรจge. Her research is specialized in ecotoxicology of Arctic seals. You can read more about her here

Dare to Be Different: Albinism in Marine Mammals

A rare albino fur seal was spotted off the Eastern coast of Russia. Being different in the wild comes with many challenges. In this post, we will explain albinism in marine mammals. The curious case of the ginger seal In early September, marine mammologist Vladimir Burkanov made a surprising discovery on Tyuleny Island, in Russia. …

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How do Arctic seal pups survive in the cold?

The Arctic is an extreme environment and surviving on ice when you are a vulnerable Arctic seal pup can be pretty tough. Fortunately, seals have developed strategies to thrive in the cold. Keep reading to find out how. The Arctic is an extreme environment. The Arctic is the region surrounding the North Pole. It consists …

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