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A breaching humpback whale off Alaska (Megaptera novaeangliae)

A breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Alaska. (Photo: Gregory "Greg" Smith / Flickr Creative Commons)

- The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Species designated the Japanese eel as "endangered” this week, citing that this delicacy is at high risk of extinction. Japanese eel are catadromous, meaning they spawn in salt water but spend part of their lives in freshwater. The Associated Press


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