Wildlife

Government Sets Conditions for Importing Beluga Caviar, Proposes Coral Protections
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government is setting conditions for trade in beluga caviar, saying exporting countries must give the United States assurances that they can conserve populations of beluga sturgeon.

Washington Wary as New Predator Creeps Closer
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Wilson, Reuters

They're smart, adaptive, secretive and operate under cover of darkness. Alert and wary, they've now been spotted less than 3 miles from the White House.

Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report.

Corals Proposed for Endangered Listing for First Time
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The government is proposing to list two types of corals as endangered species, the first such listing for any coral.

Rescuers Struggle to Save Trapped Whales in Russian Far East
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rescuers armed with fuel-powered saws hacked through the ice near Russia's far eastern territories Wednesday in a desperate bid to save the lives of three whales thrashing about in confined holes in the freezing Sea of Okhotsk, Russian media reported.

Mystery Squid Helps Prove Ocean Research
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press

It took only a minute for scientists to discover a new deep-sea species with an experimental infrared camera built in Southern California and light-emitting artificial lure.

Seattle Zoo Tries to Inseminate Elephant
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A ticklish business, artificially inseminating an elephant. With the help of high-tech ultrasound and computer gear, special protective clothing, wheelbarrows and not a little cooperation from Chai, a 26-year-old Asian elephant, Woodland Park Zoo officials hope the complicated process led by two German scientists will result in the pachyderm giving again birth, as she did four years ago.

Manure Blamed for Killing Wisconsin Trout
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Manure spread on a frozen field is blamed for killing dozens of brown trout in a southern Wisconsin stream, just months after the federal government removed the river from its list of impaired waters.

Seven Rare Whales Found Dead on New Zealand Beach
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The carcasses of seven rare Gray's beaked whales have been found on an isolated northern New Zealand beach where they apparently were stranded, the Conservation Department said Wednesday.

Alabama Lawmaker Targets Ugly Fish Law
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Fishermen often utter obscenities and throw their catch back in the water after hooking the long, skinny, ugly fish known as a garfish.

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