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  • SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, and soon stop making them perform theatrical tricks. SeaWorld’s 29 …

  • Drones track orcas in Puget Sound, show population in good shape

    Drone flights over Washington’s San Juan Islands captured striking photographs of all 81 members of the small population of orcas that spend much of their time in the state’s inland …

  • Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the …

  • Groups sue over Navy sonar use off Northwest coast

    SEATTLE (AP) — Conservationists and Native American tribes are suing over the Navy’s expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise …

  • Researchers get good view of orca pod from zeppelin

    EVERETT – Pilot Katharine Board often sees pods of blue, gray and killer whales as she flies along the California coast. Compared with other pilots, however, she has a unique …

  • Out & About

    Beasts a burden for fisheries OUTLAW – While road hunters are an issue in modern days, anglers apparently have had their issues with mixing their sport with transportation.



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