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University of Alberta researchers conducting a water study in the Mackenzie River Delta have found a dramatically higher delivery of mercury from the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean than determined in previous studies.
Emmy Award-winning HD Multi-media Series Returns with Two New Specials on PBS Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Returns with 'Sea Ghosts' (Belugas) premiering April 8, 2009 at 8pm 'Call of the Killer Whale' (Orcas) premiering April 22, 2009 at 8pm Robust Web and Education Presence Accompany Broadcast SAN FRANCISCO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling to extreme locations around the globe to reveal the mysteries of the ocean and its connection to our human world, Jean-Michel Cousteau...
Alaska's government said Wednesday it plans to issue a challenge to block federal protections for a struggling population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, a mature oil-producing basin.
Federal researchers said they're trying to figure out why beluga whales are dying in Alaska's Cook Inlet. The belugas have been listed as endangered, with an estimated 375 of the animals left in the area.
The federal government listed Alaskaâ€™s beluga whales as endangered on Friday.
The Cook Inlet beluga whale population near Anchorage, Alaska, was placed on the U.S. endangered list, federal marine officials said Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said current protections have not been successful in recovering the beluga whale population.
By Leonard Doyle Seen from the air, Sarah Palin's state is an environmental wonderland. From Anchorage to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, there is a vast landscape of snow-capped peaks, fjords, crystal glaciers, coastal lagoons, wide river deltas and tundra.
The loss of sea ice due to climate change could spell disaster for polar bears and other Arctic marine mammals.
LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Peregrine falcon, wild turkey, white-tailed deer. These three high-profile wildlife species were re-established in Kentucky after being absent for generations.
A white killer whale was spotted last month for the first time in Alaska since 2001. The whale, sighted by scientists aboard the Oscar Dyson, was in Alaskaâ€™s Aleutian Islands. Holly Fearnbach, a research biologist with the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, photographed the almost mythic whale. She claimed that although she had heard of the whale, she had never seen one. â€œIt was quite neat to find it.â€
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...