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Aug 18 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi Hennessey spun and dove and hid. Never had she been so attacked. Never had she been in such confused and mortal danger. Called to the surface by enticing smells of prey. Then betrayed! And hauled out of the ocean.
Aug 18 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi Eventually the insult and confusion of being captured eased, and Hennessey slipped back to the northern path her hunger needed. The chastened queen of a calm and quiet sea. Heading north to the hunting grounds that could finish growing up her pups.
Aug 18 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi The clock of her hunger ticked as she loped the northward, feeling colder the farther she moved. But there was a plan in Hennessey’s actions. This was the northern most point of her journey – the apogee of her annual trip. Here,  a different type of seal -...
Aug 18 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi
Aug 18 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Steven Palumbi Her pups were not only big, they were also warm. Hennessey’s muscles generated heat with every tail stroke, and then intricate loops in her blood vessels kept the heat inside her, flouting the sucking cold chill of the water. So her pups were constantly bathed...
Aug 16 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi She idled northward, eating the miles with slow beats of her crescent tail, mouth held open to taste the water, dark nugget eyes unblinking. Broad side fins and the telltale dorsal were three-part stabilizers. Gun metal grey on top, her white underbelly gave...
Aug 16 2021 | Posted In: Original Articles
By Anthony Palumbi and Stephen Palumbi Hatching and moving. Seven small pups had hatched within her, squirming in the center of her belly, squirming as they grew. When four and a half feet long, they would be born into a warm ocean cove, darting away into the dim green water and the lonely monarchy...

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