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Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 62 miles of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats.
The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty at sea, hundreds of cruise ship passengers eyed warily over fears of a new virus are now simply trying to find a way home.
Study says differences over the fate of Snake River dams “remain deep,” suggests ways to improve understanding.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers takes another jab at a study of the Snake River dams supported by Gov. Jay Inslee.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.
Three more Southern Resident killer whales have been determined to be dead by the Center for Whale Research, bringing their population down to 73.
An environmental nonprofit group is hosting a series of public meetings in western Washington to discuss the possibility of creating an enclosure in Washington’s San Juan Islands for orcas retired from theme parks
A new baby orca born to J pod is a female, researchers have confirmed.
A Canadian whale researcher is reporting that a new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident orcas that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws to protect orcas.
Washington faces a federal court order to fix under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish by 2030, but a budget passed by lawmakers puts the state at risk of missing the deadline and could delay salmon recovery even as the Pacific Northwest’s endangered orcas are starving.
Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens.
The crew of the Bell M. Shimada hauled in the net, long as a football field and teeming with life. Scientists, off the coast of Washington for a week on this June research trip, crowded in for a look. Each tow of the net revealed a changing world for chinook salmon, the Pacific Northwest’s most famous fish – and the most important prey for the killer whales that frequent Puget Sound.
Below-average fish returns are predicted from the Fraser to the Columbia, as well as smaller body sizes for most species, according to Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
An outside investigation into improper conduct allegations against former Sen. Kevin Ranker found he sexually harassed a former legislative assistant and created a hostile work environment for her once she left to work for a state agency.
Legislature looks at ways to save orcas by saving salmon.
Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest’s resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.
The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier this month. The entire chat is available as part of the Spokesman-Review’s podcast series “Newsmakers.”
With the Northwest’s beloved killer whales on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced dramatic plans to help them, including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban.
The federal government is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to consider how salmon fishing off the West Coast is affecting endangered killer whales, two conservation groups said Tuesday as they threatened a lawsuit.