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  • Experts remove whale carcass near San Francisco

    When a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a beach south of San Francisco, people stopped to look, snapped pictures of the massive mammal and even reached out and touched the creature that looks more like a dark ocean rock than the largest tooth predator...
  • FrogWatch USA chapters seek new members for amphibian monitoring

     FrogWatch USA chapters seek new members for amphibian monitoring
    If you like frogs and other amphibians, FrogWatch USA and two local chapters are looking for you to assist in identifying local species. "It is a nationwide frog and toad monitoring survey that trains members of the community to identify local frog...
  • Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit

    Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Western glacier stoneflies were first...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: April 14 Miami Herald on Cuba's removal from terror list: As politically unpalatable as it may seem, the Obama administration's decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is an...
  • Black bear family roams Alaska neighborhood looking for food

    A family of five black bears is roaming an Alaska neighborhood, toppling trash cans as the group rummages for food and scaring some residents who believe the animals are the same ones seen in the area last summer. The sow and four cubs were last seen...
  • Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths

    Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths
    Mark Lowry has collected sea lion and elephant seal scat from San Nicolas and San Clemente islands for more than three decades to track the long-term health of marine mammal life off the California coast. But the federal biologist's work has new meaning...
  • Early signs show some promise for moose: Fewer ticks found

    Early indications show some promise for a New Hampshire moose herd that has been wobbled by a rising infestation of a troubling parasite, the state's top moose scientist said. Kristine Rines, a wildlife biologist and the moose project leader for the...
  • Turkey bowhunting program pairs students, mentors

    DOUSMAN, Wis. Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years. Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn't considered hunting for dinner until her 11-year-old...
  • The paparazzi and P-22

     The paparazzi and P-22
    Los Angeles can be a difficult metropolis to navigate by car or bicycle or public transit. Which makes the journey of the mountain lion prosaically known as P-22 all the more remarkable and even enchanting. Discovered living in Griffith Park three years...
  • Biologists say there's enough data to decide wolf protection

    State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there is enough information to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list. A draft status review was posted Tuesday on the Oregon Department of Fish and...
  • 2 whales die after beaching in Neptune Beach

    2 whales die after beaching in Neptune Beach
    Wildlife officials say a mother Kogia whale and her calf are dead after beaching themselves on Neptune Beach. Marine biologist Allison Perna says someone spotted the whales Sunday morning and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission....