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By Katherine Ripley

On Aug. 19, around 4 p.m., 5,000 salmon escaped from Cooke Aquaculture, an aquaculture farm in the Puget Sound in Washington. There have been some anecdotal accounts of animals behaving strangely in response to the solar eclipse that happened on Aug. 21. Could this salmon jailbreak have been the animals' reaction to the impending celestial event?

Not likely.

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By Katherine Ripley

Louie the giant lobster, who is probably 132 years old, spent 20 years in a tank in a restaurant in Long Island, New York.

It seemed like Louie would meet the same fate as all the other lobsters in the restaurant. But the owner, Butch Yamali, realized that he just couldn't put Louie in the pot.

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4 Best Eco-Friendly Cell Phone Cases (2022)

We recommend sustainable options to protect your iPhone or Android device.

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Where can you find the best eco-friendly cell phone cases when most cell phone cases are made of plastic?

Popular phone cases are designed to protect your phone but create more plastic waste when they need to be replaced. They also may contain potentially harmful chemicals.

Thankfully, recycled ocean plastics and plant-based composites are just a few of the eco-conscious materials that are increasingly being used to make phone cases with little environmental impact. Below, we break down the best eco-friendly phone cases for both Android and iPhone to get you started.

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A Leopard shark at Crown Memorial State Beach. Sean Van Sommeran/Pelagic Shark Research Foundation

By Mia Nakaji Monnier

Hundreds of sharks have died in the waters off Northern California over the past few months, and scientists still have more questions than answers. In an article for National Geographic, Eric Simons told the story of these mysterious shark strandings through the eyes of Mark Okihiro, a senior fish pathologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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By Sabrina Imbler

The Kodiak Queen had a long, storied life. One of five vessels to survive the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the ship later traveled up north to serve as an Alaska king crab vessel and salmon tender.

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