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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

stock image from 2011 (Photo credit Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)

Island Of Japan’s Tsunami Debris The Size Of Texas Coming To US

An island of debris the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean heading straight to the United States, a new report states.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2013

File image of a blue whale in 2009 ( AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA)

Study: Military Sonar May Affect Endangered Blue Whale Population

Scientists may have found a link between the dwindling blue whale population — a lot of which takes place in the Pacific Ocean — with U.S. military sonar noise.

CBS Seattle–07/08/2013

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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Feds Propose Critical Habitat For Local Fish

Federal fisheries managers are proposing to designate critical habitat for two threatened species of fish.

CBS Seattle–01/14/2013

stock image from 2011 (Photo credit Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)

More 2011 Tsunami Debris Washes Up On Local Shores

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials are attempting to track a large dock that was reported drifting off the coast of Washington state, one of potentially hundreds of objects that could wash up along […]

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

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

credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Fishing Boat Sank So Fast – No Time for Distress Call

The 70-foot trawler went down in the night this past weekend, probably in a matter of seconds, 17 miles off the rugged coast of southern Washington. When the Coast Guard reached the scene hours later, there was nothing but an oil slick, an empty life raft and some crab pots to mark where the trawler disappeared. The Coast Guard found no survivors in concluding a search of 640 square miles.

03/13/2012

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