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Hiding in plain sight: New species of flying squirrel discovered
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Hiding in plain sight: New species of flying squirrel discovered

For hundreds of years, a species of flying squirrel was hiding right under (actually, above) our noses.

A new study published May 30 in the Journal of Mammalogy describes a newly discovered third species of flying squirrel in North America...

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Birdwatching: 
There’s a new kid on the block: the evening grosbeak
Birdwatching: There’s a new kid on the block: the evening grosbeak

The new kid on the block is heavy set and yellow bodied. The male has a large, dark head, a huge conical bill and a yellow eye stripe that makes for a fierce looking bird. This bird, the evening grosbeak has been seen in our area on occasion since...

State safeguards for large whales and weasel up for review
State safeguards for large whales and weasel up for review

OLYMPIA — State wildlife managers want citizen opinions on whether to continue endangered species protection for large whales sometimes present in the ocean off Pacific County.

In addition, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

Birdwatching: The mallard — duck extraordinaire
Birdwatching: The mallard — duck extraordinaire
Mallards by Madeline Kalbach
Minke whale carcass washes ashore
Minke whale carcass washes ashore

KLIPSAN BEACH — A deceased Minke whale washed ashore midway up the Peninsula over Memorial Day weekend. A team from Portland State University and the Seaside Aquarium planned to preform a necropsy this Wednesday to determine the whale’s...

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