New Zealand’s Sea Lions Are Back, and Crashing Golf Courses and Soccer Matches

After their populations were decimated by hunters, New Zealand’s sea lions are returning to the coasts — sometimes surprising locals by turning up in unexpected places.

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Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World

During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.

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Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion

Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.

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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.

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Dolphins Have Hidden Fingers. So Do Seals. These Sea Creatures Did Not.

A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”

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Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

Sea lions are often referred to as “dogs of the sea.” On a small island off the Baja coast, where the playful animals populate every rocky outcropping, they live up to their nickname.

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