The death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada
Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in the youngest whales
A satellite tag attached to one endangered Puget Sound killer whale is yielding some valuable information about the migration of orcas in recent days.
A large pod of orcas in Puget Sound this week has been thrilling whale watchers.
If whale expert John K.B. Ford has his way, school children one day will study a kind of North Pacific killer whale that preys on warm-blooded creatures — mostly harbor seals and sea lions, but also gray whales and seabirds.
More than a dozen killer whales swimming past West Seattle gave residents a spectacular sight Monday as the sun set. This is the farthest south the orcas have been seen this year, and it may indicate a typical fall shift.