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  1. Six of the best...Places to watch whales

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Graham Holliday

    ... year. Adults from HK$210 to $318, children from HK$140 to $256. Auke Bay, Alaska Humpbacks feed in the chilly waters of Auke Bay in Alaska, which are the main attraction for trips with Orca ... and there is a success rate of 99.9 per cent from May to October. Unlike with other operations in Alaska, this boat cannot be booked through the cruise companies. Tel: 1 907 789 6801; whales@ptialaska.net; ...

  2. Whale sightings

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Off the port bow! That's something we've been shouting out nearly every day lately. As Silent Sound has pointed her bow west and begun crossing the Gulf of Alaska, we've seen several whales surfacing near the boat. They look like orcas, or 'killer whales', as we can often see a flash of white on their otherwise dark bodies. Orcas ...

  3. The bear necessities of wildlife protection

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... This is, in part, due to global warming and the disappearance of icebergs. But even brown bears may not be out of the wood, so to speak. Although large numbers inhabit Russia, Canada, Alaska ...

  4. No life in the ocean grave

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer When the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission opened in Alaska last month, Japan declared that it planned to kill 50 humpback whales as well as the usual minke and fin whales next year in its 'scientific' whale hunt. Humpbacks were heading for extinction when the commission agreed a moratorium on all commercial whaling in 1986, so ...

  5. Whalers cry foul over attempts to end slaughter as 'research' kill continues

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... sale to locals- are the first to be landed since the International Whaling Commission meeting in Alaska in May, at which the delegates rejected Japan's proposal that coastal whalers ...

  6. US capital set to poach Chinese emblem in bid for statehood

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... the district statehood. Forty-four of the 50 US states have an official animal, some more prestigious than others. California has the grizzly bear; Ohio has the white-tailed deer; Alaska and Maine ...

  7. Into the white

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... to certain rivers in southeastern Alaska and Canada. According to Chui, king salmon are highly valued in part due to their scarcity relative to other Pacific salmon and, of these king salmon, only ...



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