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.
The death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada
U.S. tribes told Canadian regulators on Wednesday they’re opposed to a proposed pipeline expansion project in Canada that could dramatically increase the number of oil tankers plying West Coast waters.
A tsunami warning that was in effect for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after a strong earthquake shook the region at midnight Friday was subsequently cancelled.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Friday afternoon off the coast of British Columbia, and was felt as far south as Seattle, according to The Seattle Times.