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Feds deny protection for spotted seals near Alaska

Maideline Sanchez

October 16, 2009


Filed under Animals & Wildlife

From the Associated Press by Dan Joling ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Spotted seals off Alaska's coast do not merit endangered species protection despite losses of Arctic sea ice from global warming, a federal agency announced Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, however, will li...

Feds consider critical habitat for sea turtles

Maideline Sanchez

October 12, 2009


Filed under Animals & Wildlife

From the Associated Press by Jeff Barnard Federal fisheries managers have agreed to consider designating critical habitat for endangered leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific ocean off Oregon and California. NOAA Fisheries officials said Thursday they will make a decision whether to go forward by...

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