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Researchers Rejoice for the Birth of Baby Killer Whale

Whale researchers are ecstatic at the sight of a new baby orca discovered Saturday in Washington State waters while a researcher with the Center of Whale Research was taking routine whale identification pictures. This birth is the first of this species since 2012, and is a welcome addition to a sp ...

Manatees May Lose Endangered Status

The manatee, the gentle vegetarian giant also known as a sea cow, may be on its way to being downgraded from endangered species status to threatened species status. Even though some are petitioning to downgrade this status and deem it a positive thing, others are concerned that the manatees ar ...

A First Hand Account of Pollution

(photo by Riza Exile)On a recent hiking outing to Mt. Mitchell, my husband and I came across some beautiful and yet some haunting sights. The hike up the mountain was beautiful. The abundant flora and fauna that we saw as we hiked was truly amazing (including a baby Northern Ringneck snake). Yet it ...

The World Gets First Look At OR7's Wolf Pups

OR7 became famous as he made the solitary journey from Oregon to California. The majestic gray wolf‘s journey was watched across the world through his radio collar. Researchers had nearly given up on OR7 ever finding a mate when he beat the odds!Biologists working for the Oregon Department of ...