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Entangled Humpback Whale Freed In Monterey Bay

MOSS LANDING (CBS/AP) — Officials say a fisherman spotted a distressed humpback whale that was entangled in Monterey Bay and followed the animal until rescuers arrived, helping to save its life. 124 more words

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Narwhal

Monodon monoceros

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order:  Artiodactyla

Family: Monodontidae

Narwhals, also nick-named “unicorns of the sea”, are found in pods of 2 – 10, and live up to 50 years.   220 more words

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Dall’s Porpoise

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetacea

Family: Phocoenidae

The Dall’s Porpoise is part of the cetacean family. The have a very thick body and a small head. 198 more words

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Beluga Whales

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetartiodactyla

Family: Monodontidae

Beluga Whales, also knick-named “sea canaries” by early arctic sailors, are members of the cetacean family (dolphins, whales and porpoises). 280 more words

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I Support the Seal Hunt: An Ecological and Social Basis for Reconsidering Perceptions

I’m writing this from Kugaaruk, a community of about 800 people in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot Region. Kugaaruk is on the southeast side of Pelly Bay, which at its north end opens up into the Gulf of Boothia, in the Canadian Arctic. 2,724 more words

Sea Otter Births Pup In Monterey Aquarium Tide Pool As Onlookers Watch

MONTEREY (CBS SF) — A wild sea otter that entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool gave birth to a pup Saturday.

The birth took place in the afternoon as visitors and staff looked on, according to aquarium officials. 77 more words

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