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Agency Wants Whales Listed As Endangered

April 28, 2007
clipped from www.ibtimes.com

Beluga whales have long delighted residents and tourists alike when spotted swimming the silty waters off of Anchorage, but a federal agency says the gregarious white whales are in danger of becoming extinct

The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday proposed that the small whales with the prominent foreheads in Cook Inlet be listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.
“‘There are few places in the world like Anchorage where a species of whale is as visible, enthralling and accessible as the Cook Inlet beluga,”‘ said Mike Frank, attorney for Trustees for Alaska, which represented a dozen conservation groups who have petitioned to get the whales protected. “‘We need to do all we can to make sure that continues in the future.”‘
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