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A woman looks at a dead gray whale on the beach in the SF Bay area on May 23, 2019; a new spate of gray whales have been turning up dead near San Francisco. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Four gray whales have washed up dead near San Francisco within nine days, and at least one cause of death has been attributed to a ship strike.

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The brown pelican is seen on Queen Bess Island in Louisiana in March 2021. Casey Wright / LDWF biologist

Who says you can't go home again?

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waterlust.com / @tulasendlesssummer_sierra .

Each product featured here has been independently selected by the writer. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

The bright patterns and recognizable designs of Waterlust's activewear aren't just for show. In fact, they're meant to promote the conversation around sustainability and give back to the ocean science and conservation community.

Each design is paired with a research lab, nonprofit, or education organization that has high intellectual merit and the potential to move the needle in its respective field. For each product sold, Waterlust donates 10% of profits to these conservation partners.

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A family of Asian small-clawed otters sit on a log. Tom Meaker / EyeEm / Getty Images

By Muntasir Akash

The smallest of the planet's 13 otter species finds its habitat shrinking every day. We know little about these mustelids — especially in Bangladesh, where I conduct my research — but they face a horde of threats.

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A recent study found that cats kill more than one billion birds every year in the United States alone. fotostok_pdv / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Invasive species are causing increasingly costly damage, new research finds.

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A black bear cub in Sequoia National Park in California. brentawp / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Several black bears appearing "friendly to the public" have been reported across the Sierra Nevada region recently, concerning biologists that a mysterious disease is causing the bears to no longer fear humans and potentially suffer an early death, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wrote in a statement.

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The presence of Florida panther kittens is a hopeful sign for species recovery. Carlton Ward Jr.

"How America's most endangered cat could help save Florida."

As its headline promises, National Geographic's latest feature on the endangered Florida panther explores the unspoken, symbiotic relationship between the big cats and the humans they must coexist with. The article also showcases intimate, rare photographs of the panthers, which took five years to capture.

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An example of the common dolphins spotted Tuesday in NYC's East River. Tim Melling / Getty Images

In a rare occurrence, New York's East River welcomed unexpected visitors on Tuesday — dolphins.

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This 10-month-old harbor seal had to be put down after being attacked by a dog, despite signs warning people to maintain their distance. Chris Jackson / Getty Images

A seal that had won the hearts of West London had to be put to sleep after a dog attack Sunday.

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Green iguanas are among the high-risk, non-native species to be banned from Florida's animal trade. Travel_Bug / Getty Images

Despite public resistance, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to ban the possession and breeding of 16 high-risk invasive species.

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A harp seal in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Tier Und Naturfotografie J und C Sohns / Getty Images

The sea ice cover in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence is the lowest it has ever been since measurements began, and that is seriously bad news for the harp seals that are typically born on the ice.

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Redditors have raised $350,000 for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund by adopting more than 3,500 gorillas. Richard Gray / Getty Images

Reddit investors have found a way to meme for good.

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A new study finds using red seaweed as a feed supplement can reduce both methane emissions and feed costs without affecting meat quality. ahavelaar / Getty Images

By Ermias Kebreab and Breanna Roque

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock.

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