Animals and Wildlife

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Japan rejects international commission's call on whaling halt

Japan said it will ignore a request for a specific plan and resume whaling on its own in the Southern Hemisphere.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Revival? 100 years ago today, last passenger pigeon died

Scientists are looking at how they might revive the species from DNA.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Unusual shark photographed in Puget Sound near Edmonds

A 19-year-old woman spotted the basking shark, a species that typically grows to 30 feet in length.

SEATTLE TIMES

Trappers kill male otter that attacked boy, grandma

Authorities say the large male, rather than a mother otter previously seen in the area, was responsible for the attack. 

HERALD (EVERETT)

Forecasters issue red flag warning for Southeast Washington

Forecasters issued a red flag warning for wildfires in Southeast Washington and parts of Oregon because of winds and low humidity.

SEATTLE TIMES

Otter attacks, injures boy and grandma

A boy and his grandmother were sent to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday morning after an otter attacked him and his grandmother.

HERALD (EVERETT)
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