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September 28, 2010 in Region
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The zeppelin airship “Eureka” sits attached to its mast in Everett prior to a flight dedicated to whale research Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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In this still image taken from video, Erin Heydenreich, left, of the Center for Whale Research, and Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, right, view killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship “Eureka,” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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A killer whale is seen from the air aboard the zeppelin airship “Eureka,” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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The Zeppelin airship “Eureka” casts a shadow on the water as it flies near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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In this still image taken from video, Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, views killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship “Eureka,” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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Two killer whales are seen from the air aboard the zeppelin airship “Eureka,” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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Zeppelin airship pilots Katherine Board, right, and Fritz Günther, left, pilot the zeppelin airship “Eureka” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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The underside of the zeppelin airship “Eureka” is shown as it flies over Roche Harbor during a flight dedicated to whale research Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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A killer whale is seen from the air aboard the zeppelin airship “Eureka” near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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Brian Hall, owner of the Zeppelin airship “Eureka, ” and founder of Airship Ventures, Inc., takes photographs as he rides next to the airship’s rear window during a flight dedicated to whale research Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. Hall is also the CEO of the software company Mark/Space Inc.

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One of the three engines that power the Zeppelin airship “Eureka” is shown during a flight near San Juan Island on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.

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A NOAA research boat is seen from the Zeppelin airship “Eureka” near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. The boat was coordinating whale research with a NOAA wildlife biologist aboard the airship.