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Tourists Off Australia's Coast Spot Rare Albino Whale

A white humpback whale emerged from the blue water. One dazzled tourist told local news, "It was just traveling along, cool as a cucumber, white as snow."

Grizzly Bear May Be Euthanized After Hiker Is Mauled To Death

A grizzly bear believed responsible for the death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park has been captured. Critics say the bear shouldn't be killed for simply acting naturally.

Hiker In Yellowstone National Park Killed By Grizzly Bear, Has Been Identified

Lance Crosby had been working for an organization that runs urgent care clinics in the park, according to the National Park Service.

MEOWZA: You'll Never Guess These 5 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Online Cat Videos

Yes, our headline is clickbait — but it can't compete with the king: the cat video. In a new exhibition, Museum of the Moving Image explores the, yes, fascinating history of feline online domination.

Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Tigers have round pupils, but domestic cats have vertical slits in the center of their eyes. What gives? A census of the shapes of animals' pupils suggests size and way of life each play a big role.

#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Ornithologists Uncover One Listener's Shy Backyard Tweeter

We asked listeners to send the sounds of their backyard wildlife, especially if they had no idea what creature was making them. The experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology help solve one mystery.
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Fishing Versus Farming: Aquaculture And The Future Of Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Maryland's oyster trade is evolving as more watermen give up "hand tonging" and move into aquaculture.


It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls

Male humpback whales create "songs" together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.

At This Summer Camp, Some Of The Best Friends Are Marine Mammals

Summer camp typically brings to mind s'mores, campfires and the beach. But for some kids in Southern California, camp is where they learn to care for sick and stranded sea lions and elephant seals.