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  • Part Two: Are whale watching companies harming our Orcas?

    Part Two: Are whale watching companies harming our Orcas?
    Every year, hundreds of people flock to the Pacific Northwest in hopes of getting a glimpse of one of our region's most precious natural resources, the Southern Resident Killer Whale.  Whale watching means big business in Washington, bringing in an...
  • Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators

    Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators
     Allison Lance grabs her megaphone and joins other animal activists in confronting whale watch boats that get too close to the endangered Southern Resident Orcas. “Attention whale watch operators and customers, you are breaking federal law by...
  • Fewer Than 90 Orcas Left In The Puget Sound

    Fewer Than 90 Orcas Left In The Puget Sound
    Once, hundreds of killer whales swam the waters of Puget Sound, but now there are fewer than ninety.  Scientists say many of those are dying. In November, a Q13 FOX News investigation revealed the danger southern resident killer whales are facing from...
  • 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...
  • Former EPA Director Weighs Fate of Puget Sound Orcas

    Former EPA Director Weighs Fate of Puget Sound Orcas
    Time is ticking for the National Marine Fisheries Service to better protect our Puget Sound Orcas from the impacts of vessel traffic. The Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing regulations that would make all boats, including whale...
  • Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood

    Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood
    Does your seafood look more succulent than it is? “Overglazing” fish by adding layers of ice and “soaking” scallops to boost bloat are common -- and fraudulent -- tactics that federal seafood officials say they’re trying to...
  • New species of hammerhead shark confirmed

    New species of hammerhead shark confirmed
    The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks. The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Natural Perspectives: Highs and lows at Bolsa Chica

    Vic and I attended the third Bolsa Chica Science Symposium this past Saturday, where nine scientists presented the results of their research and monitoring programs conducted at Bolsa Chica. Actually, Vic did more than attend. He was the moderator....
  • Seahorses may be heading toward decline

    Seahorses may be heading toward decline
    They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...