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Researchers at the University of Montreal have developed a computer program that enables regulators to evaluate the ecological and economic tradeoffs between marine mammal conservation, whale watching and marine transportation activities in the Saint Lawrence Estuary.
MYSTIC, Conn., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy underscored his continuing commitment to tourism Tuesday during a visit to Mystic Aquarium, the state's leading non-casino attraction.
Bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas.
NEWARK, N.J., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The collapse of Beluga Shipping - one of the world's largest heavy-lift and project cargo carriers -- has heightened examination of the stability and future of Germany's KG houses, reports Breakbulk Magazine.
The world's largest global environmental network announces that more sturgeon species are critically endangered than any other comprehensively assessed group of species.
Joint study by American and Kazakhstani scientists shows reducing adult mortality, rather than relying on hatchery supplementation, is key to recovery of beluga sturgeon.
A report released Monday at the UN climate summit showed that climate change threatens the survival of dozens of animal species from the emperor penguins to Australian koalas.
CHICAGO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When a museum like the Shedd Aquarium undertakes a $50 million renovation to one of its most popular exhibits - the Oceanarium - there is no such thing as a small detail.
The World Conservation Society in New York says while cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations. Cancer is one of the leading health concerns for humans, accounting for more than 10 percent of human deaths, said Dr.
Scientists say they've found a much higher level of mercury flowing from Canada's Mackenzie River into the Arctic Ocean than found by previous studies. University of Alberta researcher Jennifer Graydon and her colleagues analyzed water in the Mackenzie River as it flowed north into the Beaufort Sea.
The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas), is an Arctic and sub-arctic species of marine mammal. It is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga. The Beluga occurs in waters from 50Â° N to 80Â° N. There is also an isolated population which travels the St. Lawrence River estuary and the Saguenay Fjord. There is an endangered colony of Belugas in the Cook Inlet in Alaska as well. This small whale can grow up to 16 feet long and is larger than most dolphins, but smaller...
The beluga (Huso huso) is a species of anadromous fish in the sturgeon family (Acipenseridae) of order Acipenseriformes. It is found primarily in the Caspian and Black Sea basins, and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Heavily fished for the female's valuable roe"”known as beluga caviar"”the beluga is a large, maximum 19 feet (6 meters), slow-growing and late-maturing fish that can live for 150 years. The species' numbers have been greatly reduced by over-fishing or poaching, prompting...
Sturgeon (Acipenser) is a genus of 20 different fishes, of which some twenty different species are known, from European, Asiatic and North American rivers. They pass a great part of the year in the sea, but periodically swim into large rivers, some in spring to deposit their spawn, others later in the season for some purpose unknown; only a few of the species are exclusively confined to fresh water. None occur in the tropics or in the southern hemisphere. In Russia the fisheries are of...
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