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Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, 9:53 a.m.

Big news: Blue whales spotted off Washington Coast

A blue whale dives off the Washington coast last week. Blue whales have been documented in Washington waters only three times in 50 years. (John Calambokidis / Cascadia Research)
A blue whale dives off the Washington coast last week. Blue whales have been documented in Washington waters only three times in 50 years. (John Calambokidis / Cascadia Research)

MARINE MAMMALS -- A record six blue whales, the largest animals on Earth, have been documented cruising off the Washington coast -- only the third sighting of the huge species in Washington waters in 50 years.

Read the Seattle Times story about the whale researcher who photographed the big surprise about 25 miles west of Westport.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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