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Oslo Ups Whaling Quota to Two-Decade High of 1,052
Oslo, Norway - Dec 21, 2005 00:00 EST

Norway will step up its whale hunts to the highest in more than two decades in 2006, harpooning 1,052 of the mammals despite an international moratorium, officials said on Wednesday. The WWF environmental group blasted Oslo as whalers feted the decision,...
 
Brit Divers Recover Ancient Pottery Shard with G-string-Clad Gladiator and Whip
Piercebridge, England - Dec 15, 2005 00:00 EST

Divers exploring a river near a former Roman Empire fort and settlement in Britain have found a piece of pottery that depicts the backside of a rather buff gladiator wielding a whip and wearing nothing but a G-string, according to...
 
WWF: Russian Oil Platform Construction Disrupted Feeding by Rare Western Pacific Grey Whales
Oslo, Norway - Dec 13, 2005 00:00 EST

Construction of an oil platform in a Shell-led project off Eastern Russia disrupted feeding by rare Western Pacific grey whales in recent months, two environmental lobby groups said on Wednesday. The WWF conservation organisation and the International Fund for Animal Welfare...
 
Study: Norwegian Whales Sharks Most Toxic Animal in the Arctic
Norwegian Arctic - Dec 12, 2005 00:00 EST

Norwegian killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic, according to a new study. The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) has found that killer whales have higher levels of chemicals known as PCBs, pesticides and flame retardants in their blubber. Previously...
 
Tensions Rise as Buddies Banned from Search for Missing Diver off Irish Coast
Kilmore, Ireland - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

Tensions between the Navy, the Coast Guard and club divers desperate to recover the remains of their missing colleague, Billy O’ Connor reached fever point at Kilmore on Sunday night as accusations of engaging in politics were levelled at the...
 
The Incredible and Never-Ending Ballad of the Polluce Wreck
Genoa, Itay - Nov 28, 2005 00:00 EST

Like every grand tale of shipwreck and lost treasure, the story about the Polluce has it all. A paddlewheel steamboat shipwrecked in 1841, it is the centrepiece of a drama spanning more than one and a half centuries and...
 

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