Wildlife

Chinook Finally Arriving at Oregon Dam
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Sarah Skidmore, Associated Press

Spring chinook salmon are finally moving up the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam, making their latest run on record.

Georgia to Revise Protected Species List
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

The robust redhorse, a mystery fish that dropped off the scientific radar screen for 121 years until it was discovered in the Oconee River near Dublin, would become a rare, rather than endangered species, under a proposed new list of Georgia's protected species.

After Decades of Fear and Hostility, Are We Loving Orcas to Death?
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Orcas, actually a kind of dolphin found in all the world's oceans, are prime examples of what researchers call "charismatic megafauna," big critters with a passionate human following. But the species' San Juan population has paid a price for some forms of that adoration.

Dolphins, Like Humans, Recognize Names
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported Monday.

Some Vietnam Breeders Regain after Bird Flu Scourge
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Grant McCool, Reuters

Chicken breeders such as Huynh Thi Ba are just starting to break even more than two years into the avian flu epidemic that shattered the livelihood of some Vietnamese poultry farmers.

Hawaiian Waters Grow Crowded With Whales
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Alexandre Da Silva, Associated Press

Greg Kaufman says his whale-watching boat was doing everything by the book: cruising below 13 knots and staying 100 yards from any visible humpback as a crew member scanned the ocean atop a lookout.

Foxes Thrive in Urban Britain
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Sue Leeman, Associated Press

Since the 1930s, when the common red fox -- Vulpes vulpes -- started coming to town, Britons have learned to live with a creature whose country cousins were hunted with hounds until the sport was banned last year.

Biologist Aims to Demystify Wolf and Moose
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has chronicled with endless fascination the not-so-peaceful coexistence between wolves and moose on Isle Royale, a wilderness national park in Lake Superior whose isolation provides a rare setting for predator and prey to interact with minimal human contact.

Scientists Fear for Nesting Turtles
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Lynn Brezosky, Associated Press

Endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles emerge on South Padre Island, Texas every spring from the Gulf of Mexico, leaving smeary trails of flipper prints from surf through sand to nests where they lay their eggs.

Eight New Frog Species Discovered in Laos
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Scientists working in Laos say they have discovered eight new species of frogs in the past two years. Among them is one where the male is half the size of the female and another which has a row of spines running down its belly.

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