Stories tagged: puget sound
UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
A new baby orca born to J pod is a female, researchers have confirmed.
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws to protect orcas.
UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Federal officials are attempting to find the people who are killing sea lions near Seattle, offering a $20,000 reward for information to find the perpetrators.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
A new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, researchers confirmed.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
Two more orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according to the region’s expert on the demographics of the critically endangered southern residents.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Another orca is sick and several others are pregnant in the critically endangered family of southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
The U.S. Navy says the mine found floating in Puget Sound on Tuesday was an inert mine used during a 2005 exercise at its Naval Undersea Warfare Command in Keyport.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
The Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians are responding to a reported unexploded ordinance floating in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
The first calf born in three years to the endangered orcas that spend time in Pacific Northwest waters died Tuesday, the latest troubling sign for a population already at its …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:55 p.m.
Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.
Tue., July 3, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
The first Fourth of July celebrated in the Puget Sound region? It happened 177 years ago near what is now Joint Base Lewis-McChord and included some of the same festivities …
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels.
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
Three conservation groups have sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saying it fails to protect marine habitat because it doesn’t adequately regulate seawalls and other structures built along many …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:38 a.m.
The fish-ecology division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is asking for the help of boaters or whale watchers to find the gray whale, whose gender and age …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 6 p.m.
Researchers for Washington State University are being deluged with reports of brown marmorated stink bugs, especially from western Washington.
Sat., April 14, 2018, 1:02 p.m.
An Atlantic salmon farming company cannot restock a net-pen farm while it challenges Washington state’s termination of its license to operate, a judge has ruled.
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
Recreational and commercial vessels will not be able to release treated or untreated sewage into Puget Sound waters under new rules approved by the state aimed at improving water quality.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Puget Sound chinook are doing our drugs, and it may be hurting them, new research shows.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, state lawmakers want to protect the fish-eating killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of the …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
The Coast Guard says one man has died and another woman is in critical condition after their paddleboat capsized in Puget Sound just south of Seattle.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
A report to state regulators says a collapse of an Atlantic salmon net pen last August was preceded by a serious breakdown less than a month earlier in which nearly …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
State officials ask fish farming company to keep new salmon smolts out of the Puget Sound, but company says no.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Officials say a male orca born nearly three years ago has died, presumably from malnutrition.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Nisqually Tribe says an escaped Atlantic salmon has been caught by a tribal member in the Tacoma area, far from the San Juan Islands where thousands …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.