Nearly 100 whales are being held in small pens near Nakhodka, Russia. The whales were captured last summer to be sold to marine parks, but after international outrage Russia on Monday agreed to release the 97 remaining in captivity.
It's believed the manatee inspired the myth of the mermaid. As the story goes, sailors mistook the ocean mammal for a half-fish, half-human creature. In 1970, Jacques Cousteau headed an expedition to Blue Spring, Florida, and introduced Americans to the m
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