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May 24, 2010 | Feature

Doing Right by Right Whales

Distinct "v-shaped" spout patterns spray a dozen feet into the crisp ocean air -- a sure sign that right whales have returned to calve off the coasts of Florida and Georgia. The few remaining whales come each spring, sometimes swimming close enough to spot from shore.

May 5, 2010 | Feature

Sea Turtles in Peril

Seven species of sea turtles swim the seven seas, as they have for more than 100 million years. With their paddle-shaped flippers and hydrodynamic bodies, they are capable of crossing oceans, coming ashore only to build nests.