Scientists with NOAA, Washington State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking a solution to stormwater pollution, a major problem for Puget Sound and other streams and lakes in the nation.
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.
A conservation group is asking federal officials to protect endangered killer whales in the marine waters off the West Coast.
An island of debris the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean heading straight to the United States, a new report states.
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.
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.
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.
Federal fisheries managers are proposing to designate critical habitat for two threatened species of fish.
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 […]
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.