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Alaska petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from endangered species list has scientific validity, say feds. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

A petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov’t to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

06/25/2014

file photo of orca whale  (Photo credit: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

Conservation Group Wants Orcas In West Coast Waters Protected

A conservation group is asking federal officials to protect endangered killer whales in the marine waters off the West Coast.

CBS Seattle–01/16/2014

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Fishery Gears Up For Late Start

Participants in Alaska’s famous red king crab fishery are finally close to heading out into the Bering Sea, now that the federal government’s partial shutdown is behind them.

10/18/2013

File photo of a walrus. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

10,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

An estimated 10,000 Pacific walrus have gone ashore on Alaska’s northwest coast and are bunched along a beach near the village of Point Lay.

10/01/2013

File photo of killer whales (Photo credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Wildlife Officer To Enforce Orca Laws

Washington state is getting a new officer — one who will protect and serve killer whales. Federal funds will allow the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to hire an officer to enforce laws protecting Puget Sound orcas.

CBS Seattle–08/02/2013

File photo of a seal pup. (Photo by SEEHUNDAUFZUCHTSTATION NORDDEICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Leave Starving Puget Sound Seal Pup Alone

It might be agonizing to watch a harbor seal pup that appears to be starving, but “rescuing” it would be unnatural and could do more harm than good, a spokesman for the National Marine Fisheries Service said.

07/26/2013

File photo of seal resting on ice. (credit: 	
Kevin Schafer/GettyImages)

Group Announces Intent To Sue To Protect Ice Seals

A conservation organization is giving formal notice it will sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to decide whether two ice-dependent northern seals will be listed as threatened because of climate change.

06/18/2012

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