Stories tagged: whales
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
U.S., Canada to investigate right whales deaths
Marine authorities in the U.S. and Canada said Friday they will marshal resources to try to find out what’s behind a string of deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Humpback whales moving inland in search of food
Barely four years after oceanic leviathans first joined the sportfishing fleet, Buoy 10’s newest attractions showed up earlier than ever this year.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Scientists alarmed by 6 right whales deaths in Canada
Marine scientists are alarmed by the deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales in Canadian waters during the past three weeks and say humans must help protect them.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Trump administration halts new protection for endangered West Coast whales
The Trump administration has thrown out a new rule meant to keep endangered whales and sea turtles from getting tangled in mile-long West Coast fishing nets.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:16 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 …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Japanese fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales
Japan’s whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling program.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale
The findings in a new study raises concerns about the potential role of infectious diseases as another major stress factor for the struggling population of endangered Puget Sound orcas.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
More than 400 whales strand on New Zealand beach, most die
More than 400 whales have stranded on a New Zealand beach and about three-quarters of them have died in one of the worst recorded whale strandings in the nation’s history.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Mysterious stranding kills 81 false killer whales off Southwest Florida
Nearly 100 rare false killer whales have stranded themselves off the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades National Park, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday.
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.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:36 a.m.
Now’s the time for whale watching on Oregon Coast
The exodus of gray whales heading south along the Oregon Coast is beginning. Each year, from Mid-December to Mid-January, around 20,000 whales swim from the cold Alaskan seas to the …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Navy to expand sonar, other training off Northwest coast
The U.S. Navy has finalized a plan to expand sonar testing and other warfare training off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California.
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.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 4 p.m.
Whale-watch tours having ‘epic season’ near Port Angeles
The captain pointed the bow of the Island Explorer 4 toward Constance Bank, in Canadian waters south of Victoria, as our whale watching tour began.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 2 a.m.
Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales
Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near real-time.” The high-tech acoustic device will …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living
Love him or loathe him, Paul Watson, the 65-year-old, silver-haired founder of Sea Shepherd and co-founder of Greenpeace is now a celebrity because of his job: ramming whaling boats for …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Prime time to see gray whales off Oregon, Washington coasts
Late March through April is prime time to view migrating gray whales off the Oregon and Washington coasts.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
Baby dolphin deaths tied to 2010 BP oil spill
Researchers looking into the largest dolphin and whale die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 BP oil spill have tied a spike in the number of …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records
The endangered orcas that spend time in the waters off Washington state are among the most closely studied wildlife, and it’s expected to get even more in depth.
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.
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 …
Sun., March 8, 2015, 7:05 a.m.
Sea kayakers connect with dying whale
Coeur d’Alene-based sea kayaking guides connected in a personal if not spiritual way to a baby whale destined to die on a Mexico beach. “I’ll never forget the look in …
Sun., March 6, 2011
Paddlers find refuge from Mexico’s woes in Sea of Cortez
Beyond the headlines of Mexico’s drug-related violence, sea kayakers are having a whale of a time camping along the wildlife-rich waters of Baja California. Mainstream tourists find the manufactured brand …
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., March 28, 2010, 12:01 a.m.
Learn skills to bike in traffic
OUTPEDAL – Bicycle commuters can put skill and safety on their side by enrolling in one of the upcoming “Smart Cycling, Traffic Skills 101” courses, created by the League of …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2009
Tangled rope endangers whale’s life
LAHAINA, Hawaii – A juvenile humpback whale entangled in hundreds of feet of heavy rope off the Hawaii coast was being tracked by marine experts Wednesday. “The entanglement is life-threatening,” …
Fri., March 6, 2009
Baby orca spotted in Sound
SEATTLE – The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island says a new baby orca has been born, the third Puget Sound baby killer whale spotted this year. Ken …
Tue., March 3, 2009
Stranded whales rescued
SYDNEY – Rough seas whipped by strong winds today prevented the rescue of the last pilot whale still stranded after a group of dozens of whales and dolphins went aground …