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Illegal net snares humpback in endangered porpoise refuge

By PETER ORSI | February 24, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescuers in Mexico were partially able to free a humpback whale that became entangled in a fishing net illegally set inside a refuge for the critically endangered vaquita porpoise in the upper Gulf of California, a conservationist...

Groups give notice they will sue to protect beluga whales

By DAN JOLING | January 31, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two environmental groups gave formal notice Friday that they will sue to protect endangered Alaska beluga whales from problems caused by oil and gas operations.The announcement came three days after a federal agency said the...