FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Big fines coming for encroaching on orcas

MARINE WILDLIFE -- A boater who was caught by the Coast Guard too close to Puget Sound killer whales on Wednesday won’t be penalized, but next summer violators could be fined thousands of dollars, the Associated Press reports. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is...

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Baby orca born, photographed near Puget Sound

WHALE WATCHING -- An orca calf, born to the famous J Pod that roams into Puget Sound, was photographed Monday shortly after it was born to an 11-year-old mother. The killer whales were swimming near the San Juan Islands. See a detailed report here. See...


Sea Kayak Adventures offers discount for orca trips at Johnstone Strait

ADVENTURE TRAVEL – $200 discounts are being offered for guided six-day sea kayaking trips geared to paddling with orcas off Vancouver Island. Nancy Mertz, co-owner of Couer-d Alene-based Sea Kayak Adventures, said they have a few slots they’re trying to fill for camping excursions in...

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

New calf swimming with orcas in Puget Sound

MARINE MAMMALS -- A newborn calf has been spotted among one of the pods of killer whales returning to the Puget Sound. The Kitsap Sun reports the baby orca was seen Wednesday, when a majority of the three pods of killer whales returned to the...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

Angler shares salmon with orca

FISHING -- When a pod of killer whales zeroes in on the same school of fish as the British Columbia sportfishing fleet, it's a head-to-head competition to see who's the best fisherman.This video has been going around for a while, but it's cool to watch....

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