Stories tagged: killer whales
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Study: Orcas’ failed pregnancies linked to scarce food
Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Biologist: Orca attacks on gray whales up in California bay
Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California’s Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist said.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died
Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 7 p.m.
With three orcas missing, scientist calls for breaching Lower Snake River dams
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 6:53 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 11:01 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012, 7:10 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010
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 …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2009
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.