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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals baffle scientists by getting eels stuck in their noses

Endangered Hawaiian monk seals baffle scientists by getting eels stuck in their nosesThe behaviour of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal has researchers confused – after multiple incidents involving the creatures getting eels stuck up their noses. “Mondays… it might not have been a good one for you but it had to be better than an eel in your nose,” the HMSRP captioned the photo. The unlucky situation led many to raise questions on Facebook, where the photo has been shared more than 1,200 times.



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Brett Kavanaugh's Record Sets A Dangerous Precedent On Endangered Species

Brett Kavanaugh's Record Sets A Dangerous Precedent On Endangered SpeciesIf Judge Brett Kavanaugh becomes Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, activists



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Endangered killer whale carries her dead calf for 'record' 17 days in 'tour of grief' captivating researchers

Endangered killer whale carries her dead calf for 'record' 17 days in 'tour of grief' captivating researchersResearchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon. The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon, and J35's calf died soon after birth on July 24. The mother carried the baby on her head for at least 17 days, in an image of grief that struck an emotional chord worldwide. She finally abandoned the carcass as it decomposed. Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb says he is immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour.  Researchers say they are immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour Credit: Center for Whale Research "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky," the Center for Whale Research said. It added: "The carcass has probably sunk to the bottom of these inland marine waters of the Salish Sea [between Canada and the US], and researchers may not get a chance to examine it for necropsy (autopsy of an animal)."



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Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orcaSEATTLE (AP) — Experts are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics or feed live salmon to try to save a young emaciated orca that's part of a critically endangered pod of killer whales.



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Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whalesSEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters, a display that has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.



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6 Virunga Park Workers Killed Protecting Endangered Gorillas

6 Virunga Park Workers Killed Protecting Endangered GorillasFive wildlife rangers and a driver were killed in a militant attack on the



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Interior Department Aims to Slice Section From Endangered Species Act

Interior Department Aims to Slice Section From Endangered Species ActThe Trump administration is proposing rolling back protections for close to



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Endangered Sumatran tiger falls victim to brutal killing spree

Endangered Sumatran tiger falls victim to brutal killing spreeA critically endangered Sumatran tiger was brutally killed in Indonesia on Sunday, the latest victim of a killing spree targeting near-extinct species that has alarmed conservationists. Police on Borneo island arrested at least two people in two separate incidents this year in which an orangutan had been decapitated and another had been shot more than 130 times with an air rifle.



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Republicans Pledge To Work On Legislation To Protect Dreamers Endangered By Trump Decision

Republicans Pledge To Work On Legislation To Protect Dreamers Endangered By Trump DecisionWASHINGTON ― Members of Congress vowed on Tuesday to work on legislative solutions to protect young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, after President Donald Trump followed through on a campaign promise to put them back at risk of deportation.



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UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging IsraelUNESCO on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel in a new spat at the international body. Meeting in Poland, the UN’s cultural arm voted 12 to three — with six abstentions — to give heritage status to Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 200,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers. “Just inscribed on @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List & World Heritage in Danger List: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town,” the organisation said on its official Twitter feed.



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