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Illegal killer whale feeding case 'worst nightmare,' biologist says
Illegal killer whale feeding case 'worst nightmare,' biologist says

A prominent marine biologist who was fined $12,500 for feeding killer whales in an effort to lure them closer to her video cameras says the yearslong case was the "worst nightmare I could ever imagine." In addition to the fine, Nancy Black -- whose work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet -- was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to serve 300 hours of community service. In exchange, she pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act by offering food to the orcas, "specifically chunks of gray whale blubber," according to her plea agreement. Black, a researcher and...

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