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Scientists Monitoring New Marine Heat Wave off West Coast

SEATTLE — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. "Given the magnitude of what we saw last time, we want t...
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California Crab Fisheries to Close Early to Protect Whales

SAN FRANCISCO — California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday. "This is a great ...