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  1. Enjoy nature steps from urban VancouverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Star Tribune

    Orcas break the surface near Vancouver, where whale-watching season runs from March through October. At top, crossing the 450-foot Capilano Suspension Bridge can rack the nerves.

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  2. Orcas Team Up to Kill Whale in Raw, First-Ever VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | National Geographic

    ... as a team to surround and kill a juvenile bowhead, which can be three times heavier than an adult orca. ( Read how orcas work together to whip up a meal .) "We've known for a long time that orcas can hunt grey and bowhead whale calves by separating ...

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  3. Where to Stay, Eat, Shop, and Play on Orcas Island, WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Southern Accents

    ... log cabins at Beach Haven Resort are tailor-made for nostalgic retreats for couples and gangs. And being located on Orcas's northwest shore adds the promise of spectacular sunsets. The cabins book up far in advance, so try an off-season stay and ...

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  4. Fate Of Pacific Northwest Orcas Tied To Having Enough Columbia River SalmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... director of the Center for Whale Research , said she isn't concerned yet for the other two pods of fish-eating orcas. But she worries about what the next decade holds for the beloved sea mammals that share the Puget Sound with millions of people, ...

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  5. Study: Orcas' failed pregnancies linked to scarce food - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2017 | The Spokesman-Review

    Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to eat and that's causing them to have pregnancy problems. Researchers analyzed hormones in orca excrement collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of orca pregnancies failed over a seven-year period.

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  6. Study: Orcas' failed pregnancies linked to scarce foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Tri-cityherald.com

    In this 2012 photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a dog trained to sniff for orca scat sits on a boat in the Salish Sea in Washington state. A new study to be published Thursday, June 29, 2017, says that the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas are having pregnancy problems due to stress from not getting enough salmon to eat.

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  7. Orcas' failed pregnancies tied to scarce foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The Columbian

    Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to eat and that's causing them to have pregnancy problems. Researchers analyzed hormones in orca excrement collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of orca pregnancies failed over a seven-year period.

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  8. Study: Orcas Lose Two-Thirds Of Their PregnanciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Two-thirds of all detectable orca pregnancies have ended in miscarriages over the past seven years, a new study shows. To figure out if orcas were pregnant, the researchers trained dogs to find orca scat and then tested the scat's hormone levels.

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  9. Orca researchers need all the poop they can get. These dogs help them find itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | The Olympian

    ... the University of Washington. His team trains dogs to sniff the waters of Puget Sound for orca excrement. "Our Toxic Orcas" will cover the canines and how they are used to study Puget Sound orcas, which have been called the most polluted marine ...

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  10. Throwback Thursday: Lake Washington Ship Canal is 100 years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    ... to saltwater. On February 2, 1916, it was tested for the first time; the first boat to go through the locks was the Orcas , a tender operated by the Corps. The grand opening of the locks was on July 4, 1917. According to Williams, the P-I reported ...

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  11. Connelly: 'Which effort?' new EPA boss asks of Puget Sound cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Protection Agency boss Scott Pruitt. The Trump administration wants to slash the EPA's budget by 31 ... more "Orcas are a major tourism/recreation attraction in Washington waters, and depend on clean water," Rep. Derek Kilmer tells EPA Administrator ...

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  12. The best real estate for sale in the San Juan IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... property, which spans just over 5.4 acres. The next home, at 130 Fishing Alley Rd., is listed for $449,000. It is on Orcas Island in Eastsound. The two-bedroom, 1A1 2-bathroom home is 1,050 square feet and has an adjacent private garden lot. The ...

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  13. Connelly: Trudeau talks tech here, but what of oil tankers in our waters?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... route taken by Canadian tankers, it would be directly in the path of any oil spill. (Joshua Trujillo/Seattle P-I file) Orcas (killer whales): Four babies were born this winter to the southern resident population of orcas (killer whales). But the ...

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  14. West Coast Transient Orcas Are Booming While Resident Orcas In Salish Sea StruggleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. It comes down to what the different orcas eat.

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  15. Watch: Orcas hunt sea lion near ShorelineRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Seattle-area whale watchers got a show Monday when a group of transient orcas attacked a sea lion close to land. The attack happened off Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, and a portion of it was caught on video by Alisa Lemire Brooks of the Orca Network , who called the day's events "a gift."

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  16. Tacoma man arrested in possible Columbia City hate crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... in the vehicle threw a bottle, striking the man in the arm. The man and woman caught up to the Volvo at South Orcas and attempted to take a picture of the car. As they approached, another man pointed a gun at them. One of the alleged victims took a ...

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  17. Photo: Seattle walkers threatened with pistol, called slursRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... in the vehicle threw a bottle, striking the man in the arm. The man and woman caught up to the Volvo at South Orcas and attempted to take a picture of the car. As they approached, another man pointed a gun at them. He is described as being in his ...

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  18. Sunset Whale-Watching? Orcas headed this wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2017 | West Seattle Blog

    Thanks to the texter who's been updating us on southbound orcas that might make it to West Seattle before dusk - newest update, they're passing Golden Gardens Park .

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  19. SeaWorld: Last baby orca born in captivity at Texas parkRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2017 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    In this image provided by Sea World Parks & Entertainment orca Takara helps guide her newborn to the water's surface at Sea World San Antonio Wednesday SeaWorld on Wednesday announced the birth of the last killer whale that will ever be born at the theme park, just a little over a year after it announced plans to stop breeding orcas there amid falling ticket sales and a wave of animal rights protests. Amidst heated criticism over its care of captive orcas, SeaWorld announced in March of past year that it would end its controversial breeding program.

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  20. PHOTOS: Orcas frolic off Burien's Three Tree Point SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | The Waterland Blog

    ... stayed around more than any I have seen in four years," Elston said. "Hung off Three Tree Point very close." These Orcas were likely part of this pod - "Biggs killer whales" T100s & T101s - which appears to have toured Puget Sound on Saturday, from ...

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