Stories tagged: Orca
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
A new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, researchers confirmed.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
Two more orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according to the region’s expert on the demographics of the critically endangered southern residents.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
After decades of arguments and court challenges, a landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Officials say a dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island on Friday.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Leading killer-whale scientists and researchers are calling for removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River and a boost of water over the dams to save southern resident killer …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Capturing J50 will be trickier than it was with Springer, the 2-year-old orphan orca successfully captured and rehabilitated in 2002.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
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: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
“We were all saddened to see the recent death of a newborn baby whale off the coast of Washington,” said Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Monday. “However, the four lower …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Seattle-based PCC Community Markets says it will stop selling all chinook salmon products caught in Northwest waters to help critically endangered orcas.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
An environmental conservation group has sued the federal government, alleging it failed to meet its obligation to protect the habitat of endangered southern-resident killer whales on the West Coast.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Feeding hatchery fish to a wild, starving orca in an unprecedented move by federal scientists to save her life.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
Tahlequah the mother orca is no longer carrying her dead calf.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
As Tahlequah carries her deceased calf for a 17th straight day, and concerns mount about her health, taking the calf away is not an option because of the tight bond …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
If J50 is found Wednesday, officials will seek to assess her health and possibly administer medicine.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Experts are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics or feed live salmon to try to save a young emaciated orca that’s part of a critically endangered pod of killer …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
The Lummi Nation launched a practice run to feed a starving young orca in the wild. The orca is in the same southern-resident orca pod as J35, or Tahlequa, the …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
A task force on orca recovery, convened by Gov. Jay Inslee, will meet Tuesday in Wenatchee for the first time since the whales riveted the world’s attention, adding poignant urgency …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
The federal government is marshaling an emergency response for J50, the starving 4-year-old orca whale, which will include feeding live chinook — dosed with medicine — to the ailing animal …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
Researchers searched all day for the grieving orca mother. Then they found her, still clinging to her calf.
Taylor Shedd, of Soundwatch, has been monitoring Tahlequah at a distance.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
People around the world have been watching the grieving whale and her family, members of the critically endangered southern resident orcas.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Researchers say an adult male orca is missing and presumed dead as resident killer whales struggle with a dearth of salmon in the Salish Sea.
Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Lummi carvers are headed home from their unsuccessful journey to free Lolita the captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium. They vow to never give up.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Officials say a male orca born nearly three years ago has died, presumably from malnutrition.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …