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This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Feds mull Alaska’s petition to delist humpbacks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A petition filed by the state of Alaska to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act merits a closer look, federal officials said Wednesday. The […]

06/26/2014

This undated file photo shows a humpback whale jumps out of the waters off Hawaii. (AP Photo/NOAA Fisheries, file)

Rescuers free whale of rope and buoys off Maui

HONOLULU (AP) – A team led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration successfully freed an entangled humpback whale off Maui over the weekend. The Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary said Monday a line of […]

04/08/2014

Food abundance luring blue whales to Calif. coast

(AP) – Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast. Biologists say they are being lured by an increase this year in their favorite food: the shrimp-like […]

07/05/2012

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