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June 24th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

Popular live video stream of Iowa eagle nest to go dark

Since January, a live U-stream feed has received more than 165 million hits as people tuned into watch an eagles nest in Decorah, Iowa that is part of the Raptor Resource Project.

The three eaglets, dubbed E-1, E-2 and E-3 and their parents have kept the attention of a devoted online community. However, because the eaglets will no longer be in camera range, the project is closing down fan comments on their Facebook page today and the U-stream feed will soon go dark until next year.

Amy Ries, webmaster for the Raptor Resource Project, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin this morning to talk about why the public became so intrigued with this eagle family and to discuss what's next for the young eaglets.


Filed under: Wildlife
April 6th, 2011
08:28 AM ET

Radiatiation detected in Japanese fish localized to small coastal area

Concerns are elevating over the environmental fallout from Japan’s earthquake. With toxic water spilling into the ocean from nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power’s plant, the Japanese government has created a radiation safety standard for seafood.

How vulnerable is the sea life and world-renowned seafood off Japan’s coast? Today on American Morning, Dr. Timothy Mousseau, radiation ecologist and professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina, explains radiation’s effect on marine life.

Mousseau, who studied the wildlife impact after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, says the radiation detected in fish in Japan is localized to the area around the Fukushima plant. Should American diners be concerned?


Filed under: Environment • Japan • Japan Earthquake • Wildlife • World
February 25th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

What's killing the dolphins?

Baby bottle-nose dolphins are washing up dead in record numbers on the shores of Alabama and Mississippi, alarming scientists and a federal agency charged with monitoring the health of the Gulf of Mexico. CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to senior scientist of the National Wildlife Federation, Doug Inkley and he says the BP oil spill may have had a negative impact on the dolphins' fitness.


Filed under: Wildlife
February 9th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Hungry, hungry hippos: Boat gets too close to pack, hippo charges

Watch this amazing video of a hippo charging a tourist boat in Kenya.

Boat passengers say that one of the females likely felt threatened when the boat traveled too close. Even with the motor going full blast on the boat, it had trouble outrunning them. The hippos eventually gave up.

Sure, hippos are the third largest land mammal, but in the water they're pretty fast.


Filed under: Viral videos • Wildlife