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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

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

(photo credit: Karen Ulvestad)

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

file photo of a gray whale (Photo credit LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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

(file image/Photo: Marten van Dijl/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Reviewing Petition Aimed At Freeing Local Orca

The federal government has agreed to reconsider a petition aimed at freeing the killer whale Lolita from captivity at Miami Seaquarium.

CBS Seattle–10/15/2012

credit: Mike Scharer; www.facebook.com/westseattleblog

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.

10/09/2012

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: Sandra Mu/Getty Images

And Baby Makes — 89

A new baby orca has been spotted in a pod that lives in Puget Sound!

12/21/2011

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