Stories tagged: Orca
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
SeaWorld announces birth of last baby orca bred in captivity
The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Oldest Puget Sound orca, ‘Granny,’ missing, considered dead
The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Endangered Puget Sound orca found dead off Canadian coast
Scientists said an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belonged to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state’s Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Canadian officials find no clear cause of orca death
Canadian officials say a necropsy on a killer whale found dead near British Columbia on April 1 has uncovered no clear cause of death.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:51 a.m.
SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill
SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Orca calf missing, presumed dead
Amid a baby boom for Puget Sound’s resident orcas, one of the new calves is missing and presumed dead.