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David W. Kenney, SeaWorld's first veterinarian, who played a key role in bringing the original Shamu to the San Diego amusement park as well as a gray whale believed to be the first raised by humans, died Feb. 14 in Montrose, Colo. He was 77. The cause...
GreenspaceWith the BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico successfully contained, Shell Alaska announced that it has filed an application to proceed with exploratory offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska. The Obama administration suspendedall offshore...
Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson and Ady Gil skipper Peter Bethune offer very different takes on ship's sinkingL.A. UnleashedWELLINGTON, New Zealand â Sea Shepherd deliberately sank its own high-tech protest boat after a January collision with a Japanese whaling ship to gain sympathy, the former skipper alleged Thursday in a public spat with the conservation group's founder....
L.A. UnleashedLONDON â It wasn't love. It could have been adventure. Or maybe she just got lost. It remains a mystery why a female humpback whale swam thousands of miles from the reefs of Brazil to the African island of Madagascar,......
L.A. UnleashedScientists say some whale species off the Mexican coast are showing signs of severe sunburn that may be caused by the damaged ozone layer's decreased ability to block ultraviolet radiation. The seagoing mammals would be particularly vulnerable to the sun....
GreenspaceAlmost everyone can agree that, however bad the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico was, a major spill in an icy Arctic sea would be worse. How much worse? A new report commissioned by the Pew Environment......
It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime. In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
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L.A. UnleashedWhen a photo of a southern right whale crashing, mid-breach, into a sailboat surfaced earlier this week, some observers thought the shot was a little too perfect. Skeptics alleged that the now-famous photo, rather than being genuine, was merely evidence.....
L.A. UnleashedTOKYO â Nations will next week consider whether to sanction commercial whale hunts for the first time in a quarter-century, a compromise to coax Japan into ending an annual cull of hundreds of the sea mammals in a sanctuary in......
GreenspaceOpponents of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic are making a last-ditch effort to convince the Obama administration to impose the same kind of moratorium on oil and gas development that it did on major commercial fishing in the Far......
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