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  • Orca protections still not in place

    Orca protections still not in place
    Anne Stateler, or Orca Annie as she likes to be called, has spent the last 17 years tracking Southern Resident Killer Whales and recording the sounds they make underwater as they pass her home. She buried a heavy duty cable under the sand into Puget...
  • Baby dolphin deaths spike along U.S. Gulf Coast

    Baby dolphin deaths spike along U.S. Gulf Coast
    Marine scientists are examining the deaths of 20 baby dolphins whose carcasses have washed ashore in Mississippi and Alabama this year, the bulk of them since last week, researchers said on Tuesday. The unusually large number of young dolphin deaths...
  • 20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts

    20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts
    The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death. Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious...
  • Pregnant whale washes up on Point Loma

    Pregnant whale washes up on Point Loma
    POINT LOMA, Calif. -- A dead 50-foot fin whale washed ashore an isolated Point Loma beach over the weekend was apparently pregnant, officials said. The whale washed up near the Point Loma Waste Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road sometime before 2 p.m....
  • Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy

    Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy
    SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant, 67-foot fin whale that washed up dead along Point Loma will be towed out to sea with a boat provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson after scientists perform a public necropsy on the carcass, a spokesman for Branson...
  • Catamaran tows whale to sea

    Catamaran tows whale to sea
    SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday. The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
  • Lawsuit filed for failing to protect whales, dolphins, seals, more

    Lawsuit filed for failing to protect whales, dolphins, seals, more
    Conservationists and American Indian groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) alleging the group has failed to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises and sea lions fromU.S. Navywarfare training...
  • No more killing sea lions on the Columbia River

    No more killing sea lions on the Columbia River
    The federal government reversed itself on Tuesday and withdrew permission it had granted to Oregon and Washington state to euthanize sea lions caught gobbling endangered salmon on the Columbia River. The turnaround by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Animal activists say new Orca regulations aren't doing enough to protect the whales

    Animal activists say new Orca regulations aren't doing enough to protect the whales
    It's a place unlike any other, where the Salish Sea meets the shore of the San Juan Islands.  Matching the beauty of the landscape is an endangered species that calls these waters home, the Southern Resident Killer Whales. After dozens of scientific...
  • Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View

    Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View
    Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday.     NORFOLK —...
  • UW dog tracks Orca scat and contributes to a number of new studies

    UW dog tracks Orca scat and contributes to a number of new studies
    Labradors are natural born hunting dogs, but what Tucker is retrieving is a little out of the ordinary.  The research team from the University of Washington is in the San Juan Islands tracking Orca poop. Samples they've collected so far show our Southern...