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Orcas Swim From Puget Sound to Monterey in 11 Days
Animals  (tags: puget sound, california, marine wildlife, whales orcas, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2030 days ago - seattlepi.nwsource.com
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- A group of killer whales recently swam from Puget Sound to Monterey Bay, Calif., - nearly 1,000 miles - in 11 days. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor says, "They were really scooting." The Kitsap S
U.S. Navy Seeks to Boost Practice Exercises Off West Coast, in Region
Animals  (tags: washington state, puget sound, marine wildlife, us navy, training exercises, whale, endangered, humans, extinction, suffering, protection, habitat )

Jacquelin
- 2031 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
The U.S. Navy wants to increase significantly its training exercises off the West Coast and in Puget Sound, but some lawmakers, scientists and environmental groups have demanded a more rigorous review of the plan. The U.S. Navy wants to increase significa
Locally Well-Known Killer Whale Goes Missing
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, L-57, missing, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, sadness, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2051 days ago - kitsapsun.com
A 31-year-old killer whale name Faith -- a large male who was the most recognizable orca among the "Dyes Inlet whales" -- has gone missing, portending the likelihood that another Puget Sound killer whale has died. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Res
Dolphin Proposal Angers Activists
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, dolphins, navy, AnimalWelfare, endangered, extinction, environment, habitat, humans, suffering, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2054 days ago - upi.com
SEATTLE, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists are fighting a proposal by the U.S. Navy to use dolphins to patrol the chilly waters of Puget Sound off Washington state. The Navy has trained 78 dolphins, 27 sea lions and a beluga whale to alert human
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2075 days ago - whale-museum.org
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2084 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
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
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2110 days ago - foxnews.com
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
Derelict Fishing Nets Kill Sea Life, Clog Sound
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, gill nets, crab pots, killing, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, environment, sadness, suffering, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2137 days ago - kirotv.com
SEATTLE -- It's time for some fishing off Kitsap County's Point Jefferson. And with the help of the crew on board the BetSea, we really did catch a lunker! What's on the end of the line smells like wet rancid garbage, and looks even worse. Crews are
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2140 days ago - examiner.com
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
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2141 days ago - kirotv.com
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.
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2142 days ago - seattlepi.nwsource.com
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 )

Jacquelin
- 2142 days ago - pnwlocalnews.com
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
Seven Orca Deaths Attributed to Lack of Food
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, salmon, starving, death, endangered, extinction, habitat, protection, sadness, suffering )

Jacquelin
- 2167 days ago - komonews.com
Seven Puget Sound killer whales have gone missing this year and are presumed dead, wiping out population gains over the past six years. A shortage of chinook salmon - the orcas' primary food - may have contributed to the unusual number of deaths, said
Abandoned Fishing Gear Has Killed More Than 30,000 Puget Sound Animals
Animals  (tags: pacific north west, puget sound, marine wildlife, fishing gear, abondend, killing, humans, habitat, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2168 days ago - whale-museum.org
From on deck, it sounded as if Darth Vader were prowling the floor of Puget Sound. Slow, deep breaths escaped from the speaker that broadcast diver Ken Woodside's every sound from nearly 50 feet below the surface. A two-way-radio connection allowed
Killer Whales Threatened By Salmon Shortage
Animals  (tags: puget sound, marine wildlife, whales, orcas, food shortages, salmaon, peanut head, endangered, extinction, habitat, protection )

Jacquelin
- 2183 days ago - canada.com
Lack food may be reason for changes in behaviour Killer whales in waters off southern Vancouver Island and Puget Sound are losing blubber and developing strange behaviour patterns because of a shortage of salmon, whale experts say. Some endangered sou
 

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