October 14, 2011 03:45 PM

These stories are worth a click:

More than 100 ringed seals came ashore in Alaska from late July to the end of September, something they rarely do. Most had lesions all over their bodies, even in their organs, and nearly half of them died. The cause of the lesions is being investigated. –AP

In order to avoid decompression sickness, which occurs when ascending from great depths in the ocean, marine mammals such as dolphins slow their bodies to prevent the buildup of gas in their tissues. –BBC News

A squirrel in Greenwich, Conn., wandered into a power substation and caused an equipment malfuction, taking out the power for half the city. As for the animal – well, “the squirrel is history now.” –GreenwichTime

A farmer in New Zealand found that a goat and a sheep had mated to produce a geep – or is it a shoat? The hybrids have been produced before, but crosses are extremely rare. –NZ Herald News

Thinking of dressing up your cat for Halloween? Let this inspire you. –Best Week Ever

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