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First healthy adult Atlantic whitefish seen since 2014

For the first time in 4½ years, a healthy adult Atlantic whitefish has been discovered in its lone refuge outside Bridgewater, N.S. The critically endangered relative of the Atlantic salmon — a 33-centimetre female — was found in a fish trap on Dec. 7, ending a worrisome drought. “It’s the …

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U.S. Congress OKs killing sea lions to help save salmon

The U.S. Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions …

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