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Gray Whale Dead At Bremerton Had Old Orca Wounds

Severe scars on a gray whale found dead at Bremerton indicate a killer whale attack years ago left it too weak to complete this year’s migration from Alaska to Mexico, a biologist said.

CBS Seattle–02/01/2013

NOAA: Dead Newborn Orca Belonged To Endangered Population

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service says a dead newborn orca calf found on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula last week belongs to a population of endangered killer whales.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

(Photo credit VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tag Reveals Winter Movements Of Puget Sound Orcas

Biologists are gaining new information about the winter movements of endangered Puget Sound killer whales by tracking the daily activities of one orca by a satellite tag.

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Group: PNW Orcas Shouldn’t be Listed Endangered

Property-rights advocates and California farmers have filed a petition urging the government to delist Pacific Northwest orcas from the Endangered Species Act, arguing that group of whales is not a sub-species.

08/02/2012

(Photo credit VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Biologists Plan To Tag Puget Sound Orcas

Biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service in Seattle plan to attach tiny satellite devices on Puget Sound’s endangered orcas to help better understand where they go during winter. But some whale experts worry the tags — about the size of a 9-volt battery with two darts — could injure the orcas.

CBS Seattle–01/25/2012

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