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Scientists Learning From Orca That Washed Ashore in Marin

November 29, 2011 | 4:57 pm

Scientists Learning From Orca That Washed Ashore in Marin

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Scientists are starting to study tissues of an 18 foot orca, or killer whale, that washed up along Marin’s coastline last week. Jim Oswald with the Marine Mammal Center says it’s rare for a male juvenille for this to be found in local waters. He says right now there are many unknowns. “What’s really interesting […]

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Blinded Sea Lion Silent Knight May Be Headed to SF Zoo

February 23, 2011 | 4:55 pm

Blinded Sea Lion Silent Knight May Be Headed to SF Zoo

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Remember Silent Knight, the seven-foot sea lion rescued by the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito after being blinded by a gunshot to the head? Well, it’s quite possible that he may be headed to the San Francisco Zoo, taking up residence with another blind sea lion named Henry. Some zoos and aquariums, including San Francisco, […]

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