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Humpback, fin whales seen near Arctic Ocean

...they'd been encountered in any of the OCS exploration activity that we're doing this year." Brendan Cummings, ocean programs director for the Center for Biological Diversity, said the sightings may be an indication of a recovering humpback population...

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Scientists go hunting for rare right whales

...the southeastern Bering Sea are proposed for 2011. It is an unfortunate juxtaposition, said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is fighting the federal government's five-year oil and gas...

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NOAA takes steps to designate beluga habitat

...the Cook Inlet beluga, this highly imperiled whale has a real chance of recovery," said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued the federal government for failing to protect the white whales...

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Endangered US beluga whale group declining, study shows

...to act more aggressively to reverse the decline and save the whales from extinction, said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director with the Center for Biological Diversity, a group that has used legal pressure to try and get more protections...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100709/sta_501994228.shtml
Conservation group turns up the heat on right whales

...hunted nearly to extinction in the 1840s, when 15,000 were killed in a single decade, said Brendan Cummings, ocean program director for the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, one of three groups that led the legal fight to get...

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Northwest Digest

...federal agencies could be required to take action to avoid harm to threatened animals. Attorney Brendan Cummings, ocean program director for the Center for Biological Diversity, said that without a national legal mechanism regulating greenhouse gases...

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Regulators review rare loon for protections

...Petroleum development through leasing ordered by President Bush could reduce its numbers, said Brendan Cummings, ocean program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The yellow-billed loon is one of the rarest and most vulnerable birds...

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Companies allowed to annoy polar bears

...the act that we view as a blank check to harass the polar bear in the Chukchi Sea," said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. He added that his group believes the new regulations are illegal. Exploring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061508/sta_291124928.shtml
Habitat protection proposed for sea otters in Aleutians

...areas where significant commercial fishing occurs. Brendan Cummings, the Center for Biological Diversity's oceans program director, said the designation is a good beginning but doesn't go far enough. The critical habitat designation should...

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Alaska to sue over beluga whales

...willing to sacrifice endangered whales on the altar of oil companies," said Brendan Cummings, the center's oceans program director. Cook Inlet belugas have been in steady decline for years and now number about 375 animals. Scientists say if...

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