Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jan 4, 2020

Seven stranded pilot whales rescued in New Zealand

Seven whales were successfully herded back to sea after they survived a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach on Saturday, conservation officials said. About 1,000 locals and vacationers had spent several hours comforting the beached whales on the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island. They ...

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

World / Science & Health Jun 1, 2019

U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...