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To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

Feb. 21, 2024 01:17 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a giant marine mammal just off Seattle's waterfront one evening. The excitement was short-lived. As McDonald tracked the whale in his camera's...

Cyclist in Washington state sustains injuries after a cougar 'latched onto' her

Feb. 19, 2024 18:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman suffered injuries to her face and neck after a cougar leapt out and “latched onto” her while she was cycling with a group on a trail in Washington state, authorities said. The incident happened Saturday on a trail northeast of Fall City, a community about...

Another endangered whale was found dead off East Coast. This one died after colliding with a ship

Feb. 17, 2024 08:18 AM EST

Federal authorities said the second critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the last month showed injuries consistent with a collision with a ship. The whales number less than 360 and they have experienced decline in recent years. The National Oceanic and...

Compton man who may have been dog breeder mauled to death by pit bulls in backyard

Feb. 16, 2024 18:58 PM EST

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A Compton man who may have been breeding pit bulls was mauled to death in a backyard, authorities said Friday. The 35-year-old man died after he was attacked Thursday night, Los Angeles County authorities said. His name wasn't immediately...

Cambodia to install hundreds of wildlife cameras in an effort to restore its tiger population

Feb. 16, 2024 08:01 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia will begin installing hundreds of monitoring cameras and import four tigers from India as part of a plan to restore its tiger population, officials said Friday. Tigers were declared “functionally extinct” in Cambodia in 2016 by the World...

A fin whale decomposing on an Oregon beach creates a sad but 'super educational' spectacle

Feb. 15, 2024 20:54 PM EST

It's not yet known what killed an endangered fin whale, but people can marvel at the large marine mammal as it decomposes on an Oregon beach. “While it's sad, it's also super educational," Tiffany Boothe, assistant manager of the Seaside Aquarium, said Thursday of the rare sight,...

11 cold-stunned sea turtles returned to Atlantic after rehabilitation in Florida

Feb. 15, 2024 17:16 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida have released 11 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean. The turtles were released earlier this week near Cape Canaveral after two months of rehabilitation, the aquarium...

Endangered right whale floating dead off Georgia is rare species' second fatality since January

Feb. 15, 2024 16:58 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The carcass of a North Atlantic right whale found floating off the coast of Georgia marks the second known death in the past month for the critically endangered whale species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the dead whale off Tybee...

Rhinos are returned to a plateau in central Kenya, decades after poachers wiped them out

Feb. 15, 2024 02:58 AM EST

LOISABA CONSERVANCY, Kenya (AP) — Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating as rhinos were returned to a grassy plateau that hasn't seen them in decades. The successful move of 21 eastern black rhinos to a new home will give them space to breed and could help increase the...

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium

Feb. 14, 2024 18:59 PM EST

Charlotte, a rust-colored stingray the size of a serving platter, has spent much of her life gliding around the confines of a storefront aquarium in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains. She's 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) from her natural habitat under the waves off southern...