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New Baby Orca Among Discoveries For Whale Tracking Team

A new baby orca wasn’t the only interesting discovery NOAA Fisheries researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales at sea.

CBS Seattle–03/05/2015

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Orca ‘Lolita’ At Miami Facility To Get Endangered Protection

A captive killer whale that has been performing for decades at the Miami Seaquarium deserves the same protection as a small population of endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters, the federal government announced Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Baby Orca Born In Puget Sound

The Center for Whale Research says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.

CBS Seattle–12/31/2014

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Fetus Death Killed Orca Off Vancouver Island

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Tuesday the 19-year-old female known as J32 was pregnant with a nearly full-term female calf that died. A resulting bacterial infection was fatal to the mother.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

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Dead Orca Was Pregnant With Full-Term Fetus

The death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada

CBS Seattle–12/08/2014

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New Baby Orca Spotted In Washington Waters

The newborn orca brings the number of killer whales in the Puget Sound population to 79

CBS Seattle–09/08/2014

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Orca Died From Blow To Head, Source Unknown

Two years after a 3-year-old endangered orca washed ashore in southwest Washington, investigators have concluded that the whale was hit, struck or rammed in the head and neck. But they couldn’t determine the source of that blow.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2014

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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

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Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Seattle Area

Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound on the west, the Seattle area is filled with opportunities for day trips under $100.

CBS Seattle–06/28/2013

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Gray Whale Dead At Bremerton Had Old Orca Wounds

Severe scars on a gray whale found dead at Bremerton indicate a killer whale attack years ago left it too weak to complete this year’s migration from Alaska to Mexico, a biologist said.

CBS Seattle–02/01/2013

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