Wildlife

World Fish Stocks Strained, U.N. Says
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

World stocks of most fish, including Atlantic herring and capelin, are stretched to their limits and nearly a quarter are already over-exploited, a United Nations agency said on Monday.

Botswana Elephants Hit Namibia Crops, Environment
March 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Peter Apps, Reuters

Botswana's growing elephant population is increasingly thundering across the border into neighboring Namibia and causing havoc, an environmental development group says.

Right to Name New Monkey Sells for $650G
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The right to name a new species of monkey sold Thursday for $650,000 in an online auction, with the funds going to protect the Bolivian habitat where the species lives, the Web site that handled the sale said.

Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects.

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.

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