Wildlife

Luna the Killer Whale Believed Killed
March 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Peggy Andersen, Associated Press

Luna, the juvenile killer whale from Washington state waters who got lost in Canada's Nootka Sound five years ago, apparently died when he was accidentally struck by a tugboat propeller, Canadian authorities said.

NOAA Fisheries Recommend Closing Salmon Fishing from California to Oregon
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Jackson Holtz, Associated Press

Federal fish managers are recommending not allowing salmon fishing from California to Oregon this season, after concerns that fewer mature chinook salmon are spawning to replace the fish that are dying off.

U.S. Government Declines to Protect Two Rare Plants in U.S. Virgin Islands
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. government has declined to give federal protection to two plants species found only in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Rat-Squirrel Not Extinct After All
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

It has the face of a rat and the tail of a skinny squirrel -- and scientists say this creature discovered living in central Laos is pretty special: It's a species believed to have been extinct for 11 million years.

Gray Wolf Numbers in Northern Rockies Up
March 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has surpassed 1,000, a decade after wolves were reintroduced in and around Yellowstone National Park, a report released Thursday shows.

Bottom Trawling Banned in Some Waters
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Tim Molloy, Associated Press

Federal fishery regulators imposed a permanent ban Wednesday on bottom trawl fishing in nearly 150,000 square miles of federal waters off the West Coast.

Senate Urged to Safeguard Species Act
March 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

As a Senate committee prepares to take up revisions to the Endangered Species Act, nearly 6,000 biologists from around the country signed a letter Wednesday urging senators to preserve scientific protections in the landmark law.

River Algae Prompts Concern for Trout
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Waterway experts say an invasive algae is spreading in Arkansas, and the growth is thriving in one of the state's top trout fishing waterways.

Brazil State to Cull Cattle for Foot and Mouth
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Brazil's southern farming state of Parana said it will begin culling cattle on Wednesday in areas infected with foot and mouth disease, over four months after the first outbreak was suspected in the state.

New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.

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