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Our Daily Planet: New Zealand Earthquake and Baby Dolphin Deaths

Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

New Zealand Earthquake: A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch, on Tuesday. At least 65 people were killed.

Nothing's Biting: By 2050, only small fish could be left in the world's oceans, said scientists this weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.

Dixie Alley: A lesser known corridor of tornadoes may see severe weather this week. [Skyscraper Storms: 7 Big City Tornadoes ]

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Midwestern Floods and New Forest Rules

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.