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Stranded Polar Bears  at Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska

Stranded Polar Bears at Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska

Possibly hundreds of bears are becoming stranded on the coastal plain of North Alaska, because they cannot reach the retreating sea ice. Will Rose and Kajsa Sjölander, captured shots of stranded polar bears as part of “70° North”, a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.

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Whales In The Desert: A Fossil Mystery

Whales In The Desert: A Fossil Mystery

More than 2 million years ago, scores of whales congregating off the Pacific Coast of South America mysteriously met their end, in a same corner of the Atacama Desert, Chile. Today, they have emerged again atop a desert hill more than a kilometer (half a mile) from the surf, where researchers have begun to unearth one of the world’s best-preserved graveyards of prehistoric whales.

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22 Beached Whales Die, Tasmania

22 Beached Whales Die, Tasmania

Twenty-four sperm whales, each weighing two tonnes and up to 12 metres (40 feet) long, washed ashore on Saturday at Ocean Beach near Strahan, Tasmania, 22 of them died, as rescuers are racing to save the last two…

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NOAA declares string of seal deaths on New England Shores an unusual mortality event

NOAA declares string of seal deaths on New England Shores an unusual mortality event

NOAA announced that the high number of seal deaths that have occurred along the New England coast since September has been declared an “Unusual Mortality Event.”

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Whales off California coast draw crowds

Whales off California coast draw crowds

Feeding grounds for the humpbacks whales are usually farther offshore, but scientists said this year weather conditions have brought anchovies closer to land, and the whales have followed, and settled unusually close to shore.

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Slew of Beached whales On Britain’s Shores mystifies scientists

Slew of Beached whales On Britain’s Shores mystifies scientists

Faced with yet another slumped and slowly expiring cetacean on the Britain’s strands, scientists continue to be mystified by the cause for this unusually high number of unexplained whale mortalities that occured this year. But slowly, some new clues and possible culprits are emerging.

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Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research

Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research

There is no such thing as “swimming beaches” or “surfing beaches.” These are just qualities humans attribute to these areas. All of them are just beaches, all holding the same types of dangers; rip-tides, waves, currents and of course wild animals. Great white sharks are commonly found in near shore locations, and its important again to remind people that the environment does not belong to us selectively for our use.

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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

Wildlife activists are concerned over gradual destruction of the traditional nesting grounds of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary on Orissa coast, following massive and illegal sand dredging at the Mahanadi river mouth.

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Pacific Walruses Studied as Sea Ice Melts

Pacific Walruses Studied as Sea Ice Melts

The extent of sea ice has been less in recent summers, and large herds of walruses have been hauling out on beaches in Alaska and Russia in the past few years, forsaking sea ice for sand in what has become a symbol of climate warming. Studies show that In 2010, walruses came ashore in late August, and this year, the sea ice disappeared from the shelf earlier, and walruses have already begun to come ashore.

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