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35,000 Walruses Gather Onshore in Northwest Alaska

news.discovery.com — A gathering of some 35,000 walruses has been spotted in Northwest Alaska, near Point Lay. "It's a good-sized aggregation, definitely," ecologist Chadwick Jay, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey's Pacific walrus research program, told Alaska Dispatch News. He noted that a similar collection of walruses was observed there in 2011.

Doctors Perform World's First Cataract Surgery on a Falcon

news.discovery.com — A female lanner falcon is recovering from the world's first falcon cataract surgery, performed at Caves Animal Hospital in Deering, N.H. The falcon, named Banner, lives at the New Hampshire School of Falconry, in Deering, N.H. She has had cataracts in each eye for nearly two years.

'Man in the Moon' Created by Mega Volcano

news.discovery.com — Whenever you look up at the near side of the moon, you see a face looking back at you. This is the "Man in the Moon" and it has inspired many questions about how it could have formed. There has been some debate as to how this vast feature - called Oceanus Procellarum, which measures around 1,800 miles wide - was created.