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Alaska petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from endangered species list has scientific validity, say feds. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Removing Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

A petition filed by the state of Alaska asks gov’t to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

06/25/2014

file photo of orca whale  (Photo credit: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists: Orcas Among Most Contaminated Marine Mammals

Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in the youngest whales

CBS Seattle–06/25/2014

(Photo credit VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Puget Sound Orcas Circle Ferry Carrying Artifacts

A large pod of orcas in Puget Sound this week has been thrilling whale watchers.

CBS Seattle–10/31/2013