The Endangered Species Act

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Bowhead Whale

The physical presence of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is immense and powerful—almost beyond human comprehension. It grows up to 66 feet long with a massive head making up one-third of its body. Its mouth can be 16 feet long and its tongue weighs one ton. The bowhead is insulated with nearly two feet of blubber! It has a forehead so powerful that it can smash through up to two feet of ice to take a breath. Believed to be… Continue reading

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The Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for our nation’s wildlife, fish and plants on the brink of extinction. The Act protects thousands of endangered species and millions of acres of habitat. In today’s era of global warming, it is needed more than ever. Because of the success of its programs, we can still see bald eagles, peregrine falcons, wolves, grizzly bears and wild salmon. Learn more about the Endangered Species Act.

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