A seal pup rescued from a Moray beach had to be put down after vets realised its injuries were worse than initially feared.
This incredible footage shows how killer whales stalk and hunt their prey even in the most picturesque of backdrops.
Marine scientists and conservationists have called for calm over controversial proposals for a protected zone for seals on the north-east coast.
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Moray Council has christened a custom-built £2.4million dredger after a mythical sea creature.
Police have ruled out investigating further after a dead seal was found on a north-east beach.
A sunbathing seal has welcomed the first rays of summer by putting on a ultra-cute display of head-scratching, stretching, and yawning.
A team of environmental activists have returned to a north-east harbour as part of their campaign to "save the seals".
A tiny, uninhibited island of the Orkney Isles was given the seal of approval this weekend as a mass of the seas creatures hauled-out to begin their annual moult.
Along with fears for the fish population at the Ythan Estuary, the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Greens have voiced concerns for Newburgh's seal population - known to breed at the site.
Concerns have been raised about the future of wild salmon and trout populations in an Aberdeenshire river as a major netting company prepares for "commercial scale" fishing.
Staff at a Scottish gym got a surprise when they turned up to work - only to find a seal waiting for them at the front door.
Injuries found on dead seals once blamed on ship propellers are probably caused by other seals.
A Holyrood committee is due to discuss a call to stop the legal shooting of seals.
The best efforts of Scottish scientists to track and study fish are being undone by seals.
Watching mums give birth on television has become quite the fad.
Seal cull campaigners who set up base at a north-east harbour last night pledged to expand their fight across Scotland.
The sight of dead and mutilated seals at a Highland beauty spot used by families has naturally caused alarm and distress to animal lovers and conservationists.
Nearly 200 areas are to be set aside to give seals get extra protection around the Scottish coast.
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais has boosted a campaign demanding an end to a "Scottish Government-sanctioned seal slaughter".