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Low Orca Birth Rates Linked to Lack of Chinook Salmon
Offbeat  (tags: orcas, low birthrate, chinock salmon, killer whales, endangered, British Columbia, Washington State, fish, animals, environment, wildlife )

- 414 days ago -
Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state and British Columbia are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study.
Waseem Shalouf: A Story of Hope and Determination From Gaza   video
Offbeat  (tags: good news, child, Waseem Shalouf, genetic disability, Gaza, Palestine Children's Relief Fund, Shriners Children’s Hospital, Spokane, Washington State, prosthetic legs, walking, climbing, hope, determination )

- 879 days ago -
7 yr old Waseem was born with a deformity, unable to walk like other kids his age. Sent to Spokane, after five months of multiple surgeries and therapy he was able to complete his treatment and go back home walking on two legs instead of a wheelchair
What Indians' Understanding of Tsunamis Might Teach Seattle
Offbeat  (tags: environment, off-beat, interesting, seattle, pacific north west, indian, first nations, Washington State, sea, ocean, marine, tsunami, culture )

- 2867 days ago -
It turns out that Northwest Indian stories and myths might reflect native experience of this or other tsunamis. A major event in the subduction zone off the coast seems to occur every 300 to 600 years, and it has been over 300 since the last one.
Two Hero Pit Bulls in Washington State
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull dogs, bravery courageous, saved owners, heroes, washington state )

- 3072 days ago -
All too often, the news surrounding Pit Bulls is bad. I am more than happy to be able to share two recent stories here in Washington state that show the loyal, intelligent side of this often misunderstood breed.
Wash. Bloodmobile Offers Beer to Blood Donors
Offbeat  (tags: Washington state, blood, beer, donorsunusual, off-beat, humans, interesting )

- 3143 days ago -
A Washington state blood center is offering donors a deal: Give a pint of blood, get a pint of beer

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