Thursday, March 02, 2006

Alaskan beluga whale facing extinction



'The Alaskan beluga whale may be heading for extinction. The small Cook Inlet stock is isolated, both geographically and genetically, from the other four stocks of belugas found in Alaskan waters. According to Lloyd Lowry, professor of marine mammals at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it is this high degree of isolation that spells trouble for the beluga whales...' More

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