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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


SeaWorld: Orca that killed trainer is ill

SeaWorld officials say the killer whale responsible for the death of a trainer is very sick.


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.