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  • n. Plural form of pinniped.


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  • A review of long-necked aquatic cryptid sightings (the very same cryptids regarded by some authors as representing possible ‘evolved’ plesiosaurs) shows that all the features reported by witnesses are seen in pinnipeds (Naish 2000, p. 43), some of which are, or were, large enough and long-necked enough to correspond to the relevant cryptids.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Unsurprisingly, I feel that the notion of peculiar pinnipeds is more likely than the idea of modern plesiosaurs.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Modern seals, sea lions and walruses belong to a group called the pinnipeds, or fin-footed mammals, which are descended from land-living ancestors and evolved flippers in place of limbs as they adapted to water.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • We know that seals and sea lions, aka pinnipeds, evolved from land animals and are closely related to bears and weasels.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • During breeding season, the antics and mating rituals of these pinnipeds are far more exciting and graphic than any homo-sapiens-based reality TV.

    PHOTOS: 9 Places To Spot California Sea Lions And Seals

  • Previously I would never have suspected pinnipeds of having any “portent potential,” but nowadays an encounter with them always fills me with a warm tingle of something like gratitude.

    Live and Let Love

  • For example, areas where pinnipeds seals and sea lions have pupping grounds, and often costal points outside of kelp beds, are "hot spots" off California, says Professor Cailliet.

    Dr. Douglas Fields: Alarming Increase in Fatal Shark Attacks World-Wide: Science cuts through the hysteria for answers

  • A bit more from a news article on the recent paper on possible unknown pinnipeds.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Darren Naish has posted details on a new paper on the possibility of new pinnipeds, here.

    Pinniped Discovery Potential

  • For years, people in this affluent San Diego enclave who put seals first and people who put people before pinnipeds have been clashing in court, on the city council and at the promenade.

    Should Sealing Off Seals Get the Seal of Approval in La Jolla?


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