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Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.

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Violent battle playing out to save the last 22 vaquitas, the world’s most endangered porpoise

Violent battle playing out to save the last 22 vaquitas, the world’s most endangered porpoise

Experts said that at most only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world.

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Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

In January 2019, an international team of scientists working off the tip of southern Chile got their first live look at what might be a new species of killer whale. Called Type D, the whales were previously known only from a beach stranding more than 60 years ago, fishermen’s stories, and tourist photographs.

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Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharks

Ecosystem changes following loss of great white sharks

A new study has documented unexpected consequences following the decline of great white sharks from an area off South Africa. The study found that the disappearance of great whites has led to the emergence of sevengill sharks, a top predator from a different habitat.

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Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation

Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation

Ever since Darwin first set foot on the Galapagos, evolutionary biologists have long known that the geographic isolation of archipelagos has helped spur the formation of new species. Now, an international research team has found the first compelling evidence that modern penguin diversity is driven by islands, despite spending the majority of their lives at sea.

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Elephant seals take over beach left vacant by US shutdown

Elephant seals take over beach left vacant by US shutdown

An understaffed stretch of California coastline has new residents: nearly 100 elephant seals and their pups.

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‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores

‘It’s warm water now’: climate change strands sea turtles on Cape Cod shores

At the New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital in a repurposed shipyard building south of Boston, the casualties of climate change swim in tanks as they recover after being pulled stunned from the beach.

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Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan confirms it will quit IWC to resume commercial whaling

Japan is facing international condemnation after confirming it will resuming commercial whaling for the first time in more than 30 years.

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Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Fifty years of decline in Queensland’s coastal sharks

Queensland’s coastal shark numbers are continuing a 50-year decline, in sharp contradiction of suggestions of ‘exploding’ shark populations, according to a new analysis.

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