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Rescue of migrants

More than 2,000 illegal migrants sailing from North Africa have been saved off the southern coast of Sicily over the past two days, the Italian navy said on Wednesday. 189 more words

Subsaharian Africa

Whales and Human-Related Activities Overlap in African Waters

WCS-led satellite tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries

Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western Africa encounter more than warm waters for mating and bearing young; new studies show that the whales share these waters with offshore oil rigs, major shipping routes, and potentially harmful toxicants. 888 more words