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Amazing shots of Beluga whales

Article: Amazing shots of Beluga whales

These incredible, almost unbelievable, shots of Beluga whales in Russia’s White Sea seem too beautiful to be real. Far beneath ice in a whale sanctuary photographer Franco Banfi and team took handsaw to ice and dived below.  ‘When a whale comes up to us and swims by, it looks you right in the eyes. Sometimes,…

2010 Year of Biodiversity Tries to Rein in Runaway Extinctions

Article: 2010 Year of Biodiversity Tries to Rein in Runaway Extinctions

Due to human activities, the world’s animal and plant species are disappearing at a rate some experts put at 1,000 times the natural progression, the United Nations said January 1, marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth.

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

Article: Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, October 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Cook Inlet beluga whale population near Anchorage is in danger of extinction, and has been listed as an endangered species, federal fisheries regulators announced Friday. “In spite of protections already in place, Cook Inlet beluga whales are not recovering,” said James Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for the…