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Oceana seeks to reduce threats to North Atlantic right whales

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The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered large whales on the planet. Twenty-eight whales have been killed between 2017-2019: That’s 7 per cent of their entire population. Scientists estimate that even a single human-caused North Atlantic right whale death a year threatens the species’ chances of recovery. Whaling decimated North Atlantic right whales and nearly wiped them out forever before it was banned in 1935. They were named for being the “right” whale to hunt because they were often found near shore, swim slowly and tend to float when killed. Now the North Atlantic right whale...

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Whats up with the whales?

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Why Are Whales Important Credit whalefacts.org Whales play a very important role in the health of our environment and our understanding of marine mammals as well as playing an important role in helping growing economies that rely on whale watching and other spectator activities bring in capital through tourism. In order to give you a greater understanding of their importance we’ll begin by looking at how whales have helped us develop our understanding of marine mammals and why this understanding has led to new perspectives on the care of various marine mammals. Next we’ll take a look at how whales affect our environment and...

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Return of The Black Turtle

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Today, we’re flooded with hopeless headlines of disappearing ecosystems and endangered wildlife. Yet, along the remote and rugged coastline of Western Mexico, a population of black sea 

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Smithsonian TSA Team Up

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Three new Home’s hinge-back tortoises recently made their debut at the Reptile Discovery Center! Get the scoop on these totally awesome tortoises from animal keeper Sara Hasenstab.

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Assam Temple Turtles

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Five species of rare turtles crammed in a small pool and fountain within the complex of a Shiva temple in central Assam’s Nagaon have been rehabilitated in a wildlife sanctuary about 45 km away.

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