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    Walrus calf saved in Alaska headed for Brooklyn

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Walrus calf rescued in Alaska is putting on weight, showing pluck and headed to Big Apple Fat, moustachioed orphan welcome in New York How do you transport a 106kg baby to New York? If he's a 15-week-old walrus rescued from the open ocean off Alaska, the answer is a jumbo-size crate aboard a FedEx cargo jet, accompanied by a veterinarian and a handler. ...

  2. postcards from the pole

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bering Strait was an interesting part of the trip, as we could clearly see the east coast of Russia and the west coast of Alaska at the same time. Whales travel in and out of the Arctic using this narrow waterway every year. We didn't see any whales in the Bering Strait, but we stopped in Wales, Alaska where we met some hunters. They told us many stories about how climate change ...

  3. The Grey

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... imagery, with its digitally produced grey wolves- the animals which spur the story as they stalk and hunt down a group of air-crash survivors across the snowy outback of Alaska- coming out pretty ...

  4. Do more to protect polar bears

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'Polar bear refuge set up in Alaska' (Young Post, November 30). The article says the Obama administration has designated more than 480,000 sq km as a protected area for polar bears, a threatened species. Although this can reduce harm to the polar bear population, green groups said more steps should be taken to deal ...

  5. 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; ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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