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Toxic Water: Fukushima Radiation Discovered in Canada

Researchers found radioactive metal along the coast of British Columbia, Canada believed to be linked to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The discovery is causing alarm about the long-term imp…

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Quirky Animal Quiz

How well do you know elephants, camels, spiders and sharks? Take this quirky quiz and find out (answers start on page three)!   1. The little shrew looks harmless but it has a secret we…

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Scientists Search for Elusive White Orca

A team of Russian scientists say they will embark on a quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted - a majestic and elusive bull they have named "Iceberg." Sci…

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Orca vs Sharks in New Zealand

Local residents were riveted when an orca took on sharks in shallow water off the southern coast of New Zealand Tuesday. Photo Credit: DrTH80 via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand…

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Military to Blame for Orca’s Death?

Some US scientists suspect that a dead killer whale that washed ashore in Washington in February was collateral damage from a military explosives test. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand =…

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Star Orca Too Sick to Perform

A captive orca named Lolita is too ill to perform for paying visitors to the Miami Seaquarium. Lolita is 40 years old, and is suffering from a tooth infection. While this dental problem may seem insig…

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Killer Whales Harmed by Boat Exhaust

A Canadian zoologist, who studied the effects of boat traffic and exhaust on orcas for two and a half years, found carbon monoxide levels in the air of their natural habitats were five times greater t…

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Orcas Like to Surf?

Dolphins are seen with some frequency playing in waves and even riding them. Turns out orcas do the same, though they aren't often caught in the act. This week, however, two lucky photographers were a…

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