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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:49 a.m.

Video: How do you capture a sick orca? NOAA did it 16 years ago, saving Springer

Capturing J50 will be trickier than it was with Springer, the 2-year-old orphan orca successfully captured and rehabilitated in 2002.


NOAA lays plan to capture ailing orca J50, announces public meetings

Plans are being laid to capture J50, the ailing young orca, as efforts to help her in the wild have failed and her condition continues to decline.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Orca J50 declared dead after search; southern residents down to 74 whales

A massive search is underway for ailing orca J50, but the lead researcher who tracks the southern-resident population says she’s probably dead.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

Firing a dart into a wild, sick orca ‘a little bit different,’ sharp-shooting veterinarian says

Ailing orca J50 isn’t fairing well, but an international group of scientists is working to save her, including sharp-shooting veterinarians. They’ve administered medicine to the whale over the past month.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Concerns grow for young orca’s life as it struggles to swim with family in Salish Sea

The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.


Scientists attempt to feed chinook to ailing orca – but did she eat?

Feeding hatchery fish to a wild, starving orca in an unprecedented move by federal scientists to save her life.


After 17 days and 1,000 miles, mother orca Tahlequah drops her dead calf

Tahlequah the mother orca is no longer carrying her dead calf.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Teams pack boats with fish to prepare to feed ailing orca

Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with live fish and rushed to waters near an island off Washington state Friday, preparing …