Feds Weighing Petition For Whale Protection ZoneWith the loss of seven animals in 2016, the orca population is down to 78.
Tagging Program Halted After Dead Orca Found With Tag PiecesFederal biologists have temporarily halted a satellite tagging program after a dead endangered Puget Sound orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its fin.
Ninth Baby Orca Confirmed In Puget SoundWhale researchers say they've documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound.
Calf Born Into Southern Resident Whale PopulationThe group says the calf was first spotted Nov. 10 from West Seattle.
Conservationists Are Thrilled: 6th Newborn Orca Spotteduget Sound's endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.
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.