Wildlife

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.

Research May Help Fight Tiny Bee Pests
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Research at the University of Minnesota could help fight a parasite that may have killed up to half the North American bee population in the past year.

North Carolina Oyster-Growing Project to be Permitted
March 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Patricia Smith, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.

People who signed up a year ago for a pilot study to grow oysters in cages under their docks have yet to get the go-ahead from state fisheries officials.

New Virus May Have Come from Monkeys, Experts Say
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Two new retroviruses never before seen in humans have turned up among people who regularly hunt monkeys in Cameroon, researchers reported Friday.

Scientists Study Drop in Blue King Crab Populations
February 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Deanna Cooper, Anchorage Daily News

A groundbreaking experiment to learn more about blue king crab larvae has produced surprising results for research fishery biologist Brad Stevens and his team.

City of Albuquerque, Environmentalists Settle Silvery Minnow Dispute
February 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque and environmental groups reached a settlement Wednesday in a five-year legal battle over the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow.

Tiger on Loose Near L.A. Shot and Killed
February 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wildlife officials shot and killed a tiger Wednesday that had been roaming loose for 10 days near homes in rugged terrain, north of Los Angeles.

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