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Southern Resident Orcas Must Yell Above the Din
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, raising voices, under water noises, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, suffering, protection )

- 1910 days ago -
Friday Harbor, Wa. -- A new research paper published by researchers working closely with The Whale Museum shows that the endangered killer whales of Puget Sound raise their voices in direct proportion with increasing underwater noise; that incre
Study: Sound Orcas Eating More Toxic Salmon
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, toxic salmon, study, endangered, extinction, suffering, protection, sadness )

- 1919 days ago -
new study suggests that Puget Sound killer whales appear to be more contaminated than northern orcas because they're eating salmon that is more toxic. Researchers measuring the presence of toxic chemicals in chinook salmon, a prime food for the whales
Lure of Rays Draws Orcas
Animals  (tags: Queen Charlotte Sound, Marine wildlife. whales, orcas, rays, endangered, extinction, habitat, protection )

- 1926 days ago -
A pod of 12 orca have made themselves at home in Queen Charlotte Sound in the past two days, much to the delight of people on the water. Co-owner of Dolphin Watch Ecotours Dan Engle said they were first seen in Tawa Bay in Endeavour Inlet late on Mon
Researchers Probe Scat for Clues to Orca Decline
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, decline, scat, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1945 days ago -
SEATTLE -- Using a trained dog to sniff for poop and petri dishes attached to long poles, scientists are analyzing killer whales' scat and breath samples in the hopes of solving the mystery of Puget Sound's dwindling orca population. Seven resident kil
Orcas in the Antarctrica, a Breathtaking Video   video
Animals  (tags: whales, environment, animalwelfare, conservation, orcas, antarctricqa )

Raven Sky
- 1950 days ago -
Orcas, the largest member of the dolphin family live in all oceans, and are dividied into three cultures essentially, residents, Offshores, and transients. Now with Sea Shephard heading to this world wonder I thought this was good to share.
Killers in the Gulf, Someone Is Getting All the Fish
Animals  (tags: orcas, gulf of mexicoenvironment, habitat )

Raven Sky
- 1951 days ago -
Some fisherman were out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and not having much luck. Then the next morning their answered revealed itself, a small pod of Orcas... probably residents who primarly eat fish. See the story for more.
Whale Watchers on Alert
Animals  (tags: pacific north west, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, missing pressumed dead, scientists not alarmed, endangered, extinction, environment, habitat, humans, sadness, protection )

- 1961 days ago -
Scientists monitor population but aren't too alarmed by deaths The loss of seven killer whales in the southern Strait of Georgia sounds worse than it is, says Dr. John Ford. Ford, a marine biologist at Nanaimo's Pacific Biological Station, said it's "
Seven Killer Whales Disappear From B.C.'s South Coast
Animals  (tags: british columbia, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, missing, pressumed dead, endangered, extinction, environment, habitat, humans, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1965 days ago -
Only days before the cinematic release of a documentary about Luna - the killer whale that captivated the public before its death in Nootka Sound in 2006 - biologists are coming to terms with the loss of seven whales from the salmon-dependent southern res
State Agency Considers Plight of Killer Whales
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, clean up, endangered, environment, extinction, habitat, humans, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1975 days ago -
The Puget Sound Partnership is considering ways to help the sound's resident killer whales in its plan to clean up the region. The agency wants to increase the distance between the endangered animals and vessels, direct its cleanup efforts first to are
Restrictions Placed on Three Pesticides Deemed Harmful to Fish
Animals  (tags: pacific northwest, marine wildlife, sakmon, whales, orcas, pesticides, harmful to fish, restrictions, endangered, extinction, environment, habitat, humans, suffering, protection )

- 1976 days ago -
Federal fisheries biologists today, concluding that three pesticides used throughout the Willamette Valley harm imperiled salmon, ordered sharp new restrictions on use of the chemical compounds. The pesticides -- chloropyrifos, diazinon and malathion
Experts: Puget Sound Orcas Could Be Extinct Within 100 Years ~ Video
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, extinction, endangered, habitat, humans, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 1976 days ago -
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- In a way, they are the black-and-white poster-species for Puget Sound: killer whales. Some experts fear that because of declining salmon population, pollution and global warming, our orcas could be extinct within 100 years.
Experts Fear That Pudget Sound Resident Orcas Will Become Extinct!
Animals  (tags: Orcas, Pudget sound, Extinction, toxinswhales, wildanimals, extinction, environment, animalwelfare, conservation, protection, humans, habitat )

Raven Sky
- 1976 days ago -
This is a very unpleasant thought. I wish and pray that health and abundant food comes back into the sound which is in peril. The residents are lacking proper food, filled with toxins and the population is depleted... what can we do?
Salmon, Orca Experts to Discuss Whale Decline
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, salmon, decline, death, missing, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, sadness, suffering, protection )

- 1977 days ago -
FRIDAY HARBOR -- Salmon and orca experts plan to discuss the recent apparent deaths of seven Puget Sound killer whales. Scientists with the Puget Sound Partnership have scheduled a special meeting Tuesday in Friday Harbor to discuss whether a decline i
Scientists Discuss Causes of Southern Resident Orca Decline Today at U.W. Friday Harbor Labs
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, salmon, decline, endangered, extinction, environment, habitat, humans, protection, suffering )

- 1977 days ago -
The recent loss of seven Puget Sound orcas - close to 10 percent of the Sound's orca population - has prompted the Puget Sound Partnership to convene a special meeting of salmon and orca experts today, 4-5:30 p.m., at the U.W. Friday Harbor Labs. The
Scientists Pinpoint Whales' Dining Plan
Animals  (tags: vancouver island, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, feeding habits, salmon, endangered, extinction, habitat, protection, suffering )

- 1980 days ago -
VICTORIA - Killer whales off the coast of Vancouver Island know the precise sound of their favourite dinner, according to a new study by a team of U.S and Canadian researchers. Orcas like their fish dinners fat and greasy, which means their prey of cho

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