| Nov 10, 2010
| 7:43 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2010
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...
| Jan 16, 2011
| 9:46 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 7:27 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:40 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:20 PM
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....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:00 AM
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...