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Whale Earwax Helps Understand History
2013-09-17 09:55:54

To learn more about the history of whales, scientists are analyzing their waxy earplugs to explore their chronological hormone levels and exposure to chemicals.

2011-07-19 09:30:00

LAS VEGAS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "cherry-picked" research to support its biased air emission rules for power plants.

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2011-05-12 11:24:17

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.

2009-08-25 19:33:03

A U.S. animal rights group announced it will change a controversial Florida billboard that critics said compared overweight women to sea mammals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Monday it will change the Jacksonville billboard, which reads: Save the Whales.

2009-07-28 17:04:26

The remains of a fin whale found impaled on the bow of a cruise ship when it arrived in Vancouver has been towed to sea to provide nourishment for marine life. Paul Cottrell of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the carcass was lowered into the depths Monday somewhere west of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean, The Victoria Times Colonist reported.

2009-06-22 06:00:00

-- With International Whaling Commission Meetings in Portugal Kicking Off, Animal Planet Gauges Americans' Knowledge of Whaling Debate -- NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Planet today released the results of a national Online Zogby Interactive poll of 3,412 Americans to coincide with the 61st annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

2006-08-02 08:00:00

South African officials set fire to a 34-metric ton whale carcass on Wednesday, sending white smoke into the air near Cape Town as spectators clambered over blubber-strewn rocks for a closer look.

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2005-12-12 18:49:10

Killer whales have the highest concentration of man-made toxins of all Arctic mammals tested in Europe because of the oceangoing predators' taste for fatty fish, according to a study released Monday.

2005-06-29 18:47:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babiesshould spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killerwhales. A study has shown the young of those two species do notsleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope.

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2005-06-29 15:46:38

Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babies should spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killer whales.


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Harp Seal
2013-05-01 15:08:34

The harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus), also known as the saddleback seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. It is native to northern areas of the Atlantic Ocean and to some areas of the Arctic Ocean. Its scientific name means "ice-lover from Greenland,” and it was previously classified within Phoca genus, although studies have shown that it is unique enough to be in a distinct genus. It holds two recognized subspecies, P. groenlandicus groenlandicus and P. groenlandicus oceanicus....

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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.