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Blue Whale Tangled in Lines Eludes Calif. Rescuers

Experts worry giant creature will tire, die

(Newser) - Boats, airplanes, and helicopters searched the Southern California coast yesterday for a blue whale that got tangled in hundreds of feet of line, and rescuers said unless they free it, the massive mammal could die. A Los Angeles County sheriff's helicopter was among craft searching from Santa Barbara south... More »

California Blue Whales Show Big Rebound

Population returns to 'sustainable levels'

(Newser) - After decades of deadly whaling, the California blue whale population has come back with a vengeance. A study in the Marine Mammal Science journal says that the once-endangered mammal, which can be found from Alaska all the way down to Costa Rica, has bounced back to "sustainable levels,"... More »

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