Wildlife

Chemicals Harming Polar Bears, Belugas, Seals
June 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Toxic chemicals are harming Arctic animals including polar bears, beluga whales, seals and seabirds, the environmental group WWF said on Thursday.

Greenpeace Ship Barred from Caribbean Whale Venue
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Christie, Reuters

A ship used by environmental group Greenpeace to confront Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean has been refused permission to dock in the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts and Nevis, where a global whaling group will meet this week.

Conservationists Get Rare Glimpse of Borneo Rhino
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday.

South Carolina Scientists Find New Shark Species
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new genetically distinct species of hammerhead shark, the ninth recognized species of hammerhead, has been discovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists say.

Scientists Launch Project to Save Caspian Beluga
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Bagila Bukharbayeva, Associated Press

Three men struggle to lift a squirming, nearly 2-meter (6.5 foot) gray fish with a pointy nose and distinctive jagged spine and spill it into the green waters of the Caspian Sea.

Study Says Polar Bears May Turn to Cannibalism
June 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Dan Joling, Associated Press

Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism because longer seasons without ice keep them from getting to their natural food, a new study by American and Canadian scientists has found.

New Video Shows Harpooned Whales Take Too Long to Die, Animal Rights Groups Say
June 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A whale hit with an explosive-tipped harpoon takes two and a half minutes to die -- a timeframe unacceptable for even farmyard livestock, animal rights activists said Tuesday, citing gruesome new video evidence.

Eagles from Maryland Helping to Establish Population in Vermont
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

A circling bald eagle overhead is the only sign there are babies in the nest 65 feet up a loblolly pine tree. Biologist Craig Koppie isn't sure what he'll find in the nest until he climbs, peers inside and shouts down the good news -- "Triplets!"

Wyoming Antelope Heading to Mexico
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Some Wyoming antelope are bound for sunny Mexico. Wildlife biologists have captured dozens of pronghorns at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne for transport to Mexico, where some herds are near extinction.

Feds Propose Habitat for Puget Sound Orcas
June 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Gene Johnson, Associated Press

Federal officials have proposed designating nearly all of northwest Washington's inland waters -- about 2,500 square miles -- as critical habitat for killer whales, the first major development since the creatures were listed as endangered last year.

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