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    NOAA study: The reasons Northwest orcas are still in troubled waters
    (AP) June 27, 2014 -- Before they were captured in big numbers for our entertainment in the 1960s, the Northwest’s iconic, distinct and much-loved Southern Resident killer whales hovered at a self-sustaining 140 members. Human desire to see them in tanks at amusement parks caused that number to drop to 71 in 1974.
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    Whale Watching Trip Turns into Successful International Whale Rescue
    June 26, 2014 -- The following was released by NOAA Fisheries:
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    Report: Great white sharks on rise off California
    June 26, 2014 -- About 2,400 great white sharks troll the waters off the California coast, a new report estimates - a number that may give pause to surfers but may also ease concerns that the super predator is in danger.
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    Marine Biologists Eye Invasive Shrimp Species As Potential Threat To Local Fish Population
    NEW YORK -- June 26, 2014 -- The presence of a dangerous marine organism could eventually impact the fish that we eat for dinner.
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    Hawaii at Center of Battle over Aquarium Fish
    HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) - June 26, 2014 -- The waters off the Hawaii's largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston.
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GEORGE HOCHBRUECKNER: Just say nyet to Russian fish

July 28, 2014 -- The export of frozen, Russian-caught Pollock — much of it to America — amounted to nearly a half million tons, or 35 percent of Russia’s $2.4 billion seafood export sector. All of which makes a consumer boycott an easy choice for Americans seeking an outlet to express their feelings toward Russia.