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Wounded veterans ride motorcycles through Florida Keys

Oct. 15, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A motorcycle riding experience through the Florida Keys that ends Friday has provided camaraderie, emotional support and mental rejuvenation for a group of veterans as part of a Wounded Warrior Project program called Rolling Project Odyssey. ...

Southern Resident grandmother orca missing and likely dead

Sep. 21, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Center for Whale Research has declared an orca in one of the Puget Sound’s endangered Southern Resident killer whale pods “missing and likely dead.” The Bellingham Herald reports mother and grandmother L47, or Marina as she was also known, was...

Faeroese salmon exporter joins chorus, condemns dolphin hunt

Sep. 17, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of the Faeroe Islands’ largest farmed salmon exporters has condemned the slaughter of a large number of white-sided dolphins on the North Atlantic archipelago as part of the islanders’ traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water, where they are...

Faeroese govt to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

Sep. 16, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroese government said Thursday that it will review the way hunts of Atlantic white-sided dolphins are carried out following the release of gruesome video footage showing the mass killing on Sunday of nearly 1,500 sea mammals. The extent...

Officials urge boaters to steer clear of 3 pregnant orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington officials are requiring commercial whale-watching vessels to keep extra far from three pregnant orcas, in hopes of giving the endangered animals more space to feed and socialize. Following reports that the three whales in J pod, one of the...

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Sep. 15, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries adopted the...

Animal rights group: Faeroes should end dolphin slaughters

Sep. 15, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The international animal rights group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it hopes that pressure will build from within the Faeroe Islands to end its traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water, where they are slaughtered for their meat and blubber. ...

Slaughter of dolphins on Faeroes sparks debate on traditions

Sep. 14, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The slaughter of 1,428 white-sided dolphins over the weekend, part of a four-century-old traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water where they are killed for their meat and blubber, has reignited a debate on the small Faeroe Islands. ...

Baby whale unwell, rule issued to keep boaters away

Sep. 03, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an emergency rule ordering commercial whale watch tours to stay farther away from an unwell baby orca to help her survive. J56, or Tofino, as the whale is also known, was born in May 2019 to an...

Federal official take action to protect Hawaii dolphins

Aug. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Federal officials have taken a step toward protecting Hawaii's spinner dolphins. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a final environmental impact statement that proposes limiting how close people can get to spinner...