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Shell to Shift Alaska Exploration Plans

A bone from a bowhead whale skull rests on the arctic shore outside Barrow, Alaska. Residents along Alaska’s North Slope sued to stop Shell oil from drilling in the nearby Beaufort Sea, where the whale migrates. Shell now says it is rethinking its plans.

Bowhead Whale surfacing. Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus) are one of the rarest animals on the planet, with a wholly arctic distribution, that has been much depleted by whaling

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