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L.A. UnleashedScientists say some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that may be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation. The seagoing mammals would be particularly vulnerable to the sun....
GreenspaceAlmost everyone can agree that, however bad the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was, a major spill in an icy Arctic sea would be worse. How much worse? A new report commissioned by the Pew Environment......
It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime. In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
A year ago, Vic and I went whale-watching with the Orange County chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology on one of Capt. Dave Anderson's Dolphin Safari cruises out of Dana Point Harbor. It was the best whale-watching trip we had ever been on. When...
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GreenspaceThe march of offshore oil development into the Arctic has been given a boost by the federal Minerals Management Service, which approved Shell Offshore Inc.'s plan to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Conservationists.......
OutpostsWhaling ships from Japan left today for Antarctic waters on an annual five-month voyage in pursuit of about 1,000 minke whales and a small number of endangered fin whales. The seasonal hunts, during the Antarctic summer, are highly controversial. They're....
L.A. UnleashedA juvenile humpback whale entangled in hundreds of feet of heavy rope off the Hawaii coast was being tracked by marine experts Wednesday. "The entanglement is life-threatening," said Ed Lyman, marine mammal response manager for the Hawaiian Islands...
OutpostsHumpback whales that migrate into Hawaiian waters for the winter support a thriving whale-watching industry, but it seems that every season there's a heart-wrenching tale involving a whale -- or multiple whales -- paying the price for so much human......
Staff reporterThe whale that a cruise ship collided with and brought into port in Vancouver, B.C. appears to be a fin whale, a threatened species in Canada. It wasn't until the ship docked Saturday that the captain and crew noticed the whale lodged in the bow of the...
An enthusiastic crowd responded Sunday to a rallying cry to raise awareness of and declare opposition to the resumption of commercial whaling.. More than 75 people gathered at Main Beach in Laguna to sign petitions and videotape a plea to President Obama...
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