Petition: New Whale Species that Washed Ashore in Florida is Already Endangered

Petition: New Whale Species that Washed Ashore in Florida is Already Endangered

Scientists have identified a new species of whale—and they say it’s already endangered. LiveScience reports that in January 2019, the body of a whale washed ashore in the Florida Everglades. Scientists initially thought the whale was a subspecies of the Bryde’s whale called Rice’s whale. Bryde’s—pronounced “broodus”—is a baleen whale species in the same category […]

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Mysterious California sea lion deaths linked to toxic synthetic chemicals

Mysterious California sea lion deaths linked to toxic synthetic chemicals

Sea lions in California had been dying of a mysterious cancer for decades. Now, scientists say they have finally uncovered the likely cause: toxic chemicals from industrial trash, pesticides and oil refinery waste. A team of mammal pathologists, virologists, chemists and geneticists have concluded that sea lions with higher concentrations of DDT, PCBs and other […]

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