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2004-07-28 00:00:00

Scientists Spot Rare Blue Whales in Alaska

From the Associated Press — Scientists Spot Rare Blue Whales in Alaska:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal scientists have sighted a rare mammal in Alaska waters – endangered blue whales, the largest animal known to live on Earth.

The sighting by researchers on board a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel means the blue whale population may be getting healthier and expanding back to traditional territories.