Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 39° Partly Cloudy

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

Prime time to see gray whales in Washington waters

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Late March through April is prime time to view migrating gray whales off the Oregon and Washington coasts. Many of the Pacific Ocean whales are migrating with their young of the year from Mexico waters to their summer feeding pastures near Alaska....

Official Puget Sound orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

MARINE MAMMALS -- Researchers have counted 81 killer whales, including four babies born since last winter, in the annual July tally of endangered Puget Sound orcas. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research, which keeps the official census of Puget Sound killer whales for...

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 that eye,” said Michelle Darnell, back in the ROW Adventures office last week.

Coasting: Whale of a time in Langley

In terms of travel partners, you can’t get any bigger. From early March to mid-May, gray whales make a stop in Saratoga Passage off the southern tip of Whidbey Island, Washington, to feed on ghost shrimp during their annual 3,500 mile migration from Alaska to Baja California, Mexico.

Whale of a journey brings musical success

Once upon a time, there was a young man named Ryan who left the small town of Colville to travel the world, and then became an acclaimed folk musician. Well, that’s the story in a nutshell.

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 of wild life at the end of the Baja peninsula around Los Cabos resorts. Meanwhile, savvy paddlers are relishing the real thing in stunning abundance near the still sleepy mid-peninsula town of Loreto.