New Baby Orca Among Discoveries For Whale Tracking TeamA new baby orca wasn't the only interesting discovery NOAA Fisheries researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales at sea.
Orca 'Lolita' At Miami Facility To Get Endangered ProtectionA 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.
Baby Orca Born In Puget SoundThe Center for Whale Research says a baby orca has been born to the endangered population of killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.
Fetus Death Killed Orca Off Vancouver IslandFisheries 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.
Dead Orca Was Pregnant With Full-Term FetusThe death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada
New Baby Orca Spotted In Washington Waters The newborn orca brings the number of killer whales in the Puget Sound population to 79
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.
Washington Wildlife Officer To Enforce Orca LawsWashington 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.
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Gray Whale Dead At Bremerton Had Old Orca WoundsSevere 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.
NOAA: Dead Newborn Orca Belonged To Endangered PopulationThe 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.
Feds Reviewing Petition Aimed At Freeing Local OrcaThe federal government has agreed to reconsider a petition aimed at freeing the killer whale Lolita from captivity at Miami Seaquarium.