Pilot Whale Near Norwegian Beach Baffles Zoologists
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A single pilot whale spotted unusually close to a beach in Norway could be lost or hurt, Norwegian experts said Thursday, while hundreds of curious bathers reportedly gathered to catch a glimpse of the animal.

Condor Chicks Die of West Nile in Idaho
July 27, 2006 12:00 AM - John Miller, Associated Press

Efforts to save North America's tiny population of critically endangered California condors suffered what biologists called a minor setback last week when four 3-month-old chicks at an Idaho raptor center died of West Nile virus.

Researchers Discover New Type of Cricket
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers say they have discovered a new type of cricket in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. What makes the new genus of cricket special is that it has functional pincers on its hind end.

Study Hints Language Skills Came Early in Primates
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Language centers in the brains of rhesus macaques light up when the monkeys hear calls and screams from fellow monkeys, researchers said in a study that suggests language skills evolved early in primates.

Rare Ibis Tagged in Race to Save Bird of Pharaohs
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists have tagged three northern bald ibis, among the last survivors of a species of Middle Eastern bird once so revered that it had its own ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, in an effort to save them from extinction.

Hundreds of Wisconsin Bass Found Dead After Meet
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Hundreds of dead bass have been collected from La Crosse-area river waters, days after a major fishing tournament was held in the region, a state official said.

Feds Deny Wyoming Petition to Delist Wolves
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition from the state of Wyoming that had asked to remove the gray wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains from the federal list of threatened and endangered species.

Last Bald Eagle Released in Vermont Program
July 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Wilson Ring, Associated Press

The last bald eagle that was part of a program to bring the national symbol back to Vermont was set free Monday when the doors of the box where it had lived for the last two months were opened by biologists.

New Zealand Lawmaker to Take Japan Envoy on Whale-Watching Trip
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's ambassador will take a whale-watching tour in New Zealand this week, a government spokesman said Monday, as Tokyo tries to win international support for a resumption of commercial whaling.

Study Bolsters Protecting Jumping Mouse
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

A tiny mouse vying for survival in the Rocky Mountains may have gained an upper hand over Western developers.

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