Endangered Orcas Compete With Seals, Sea Lions For SalmonHarbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas.
Drone Tracks Health Of Endangered WhalesThe scientists flew the 4 1/2 -pound drone in the waters off Washington state's San Juan Islands for several weeks in August and September. The hexacopter flew at about 100 feet over the orcas.
Baby Orca Born In Puget SoundThe Center for Whale Research says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.
Dead Orca Was Pregnant With Full-Term FetusThe death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada
Scientists: Orcas Among Most Contaminated Marine Mammals 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
Satellite Tagging Reveals Info On Migration Of Endangered Orcas A satellite tag attached to one endangered Puget Sound killer whale is yielding some valuable information about the migration of orcas in recent days.
Puget Sound Orcas Circle Ferry Carrying ArtifactsA large pod of orcas in Puget Sound this week has been thrilling whale watchers.
Scientists Want New Name For Mammal-Eating Orcas 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.
Six Orcas Identified off West Seattle 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.