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  1. Up close with the orcas, and scientists' discovery of another...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | West Seattle Blog

    Just three days after TWT co-presented "Welcome the Orcas " at Alki - with SRKWs showing up for the occasion - the group's monthly Orca Talk filled the seats at C & P Coffee Company . Mark Sears - who's been researching orcas for 43 years, especially to let NOAA know what the orcas are eating while they are here - presented an update on K-Pod's visit last Friday and Saturday .

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  2. Also Tonight: The Whale Trail explores 'Pesticides and Orcas: Making the Connection'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 4 | West Seattle Blog

    Missed getting this into our calendar! It's also happening tonight - 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company - and with the intense interest in the fate of Puget Sound's Southern Resident Killer Whales, this relates to the frequent questions about how what we do on land affects their health in the water. The announcement: Lisa Hayward and Clement Furlong of the University of Washington Superfund Research Program will present the story of a surprise discovery in genomics that suggests marine mammals may be much more vulnerable to organophosphates like chlorpyrifos than previously recognized.Their talk will cover evidence both of orcas' vulnerability and also of their exposure in Puget Sound.

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  3. West Seattle weather: Chilly week aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 2 | West Seattle Blog

    ... BIG list for today - from holiday fun starring the West Seattle Junction Tree Lighting & Night Market, to "Welcome the Orcas," and more...

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  4. West Seattle whale-watching: Northbound orcasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | West Seattle Blog

    BIG list for today - from holiday fun starring the West Seattle Junction Tree Lighting & Night Market, to "Welcome the Orcas," and more... Power outage we've been covering on WSB since just after 9 pm is over for all but a few. As we did with the outage LAST Friday night, we of course will be following up.

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  5. West Seattle whale-watching: Resident orcas headed this wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | West Seattle Blog

    12:43 PM: Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip: Resident orcas are back in the area (just in time for tomorrow's Welcome the Orcas event !) and headed this way. K Pod members were seen northbound off Normandy Park and are currently resting off Burien's ...

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  6. SATURDAY: You're invited to 'Welcome the Orcas'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | West Seattle Blog

    Saturday is a huge day for holiday events in West Seattle but if you hadn't yet seen this in our year-round calendar , we want to be sure you know you are invited to "Welcome the Orcas" at midday Saturday on Alki! The announcement explains that this will be both fun and educational, at a time when the future of Puget Sound's orcas is in question: The Whale Trail and Seal Sitters invite the public to an inspirational, educational, fun and family-friendly event on Saturday, December 1, to mark the annual return of the southern resident orcas to the inland waters of Puget Sound.

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  7. Orcas thrive in a land to the north. Why are Puget Sound's dying?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 25 | The Columbian

    Bigger and bigger, with a puff and a blow, the orca surfaces, supreme in his kingdom of green. Northern resident orcas like this one live primarily in the cleaner, quieter waters of northern Vancouver Island and Southeast Alaska, where there also are more fish to eat.

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  8. Urgent, controversial orca whale recovery steps go to InsleeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... groups but anathema to agribusiness and barge operators. The proposals on dams are predicated on eating habits of the orcas: The great marine mammals feed almost exclusively on chinook salmon, listed under the Endangered Species Act. Sea lions and ...

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  9. Slog PM: Save the Orcas, Kill a Whale Watcher; Guns Are Bad for Your Health; Crosscut Goofs ItRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | The Stranger

    ... One of those is banning whale watching for three to five years. Whew! Sorry, tourism industry. But I guess if the 74 orcas we have left die off there won't be a whale watching industry, anyway. Another recommendation is breaching the Snake River Dam ...

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  10. West Seattle whales: Orcas passing byRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | West Seattle Blog

    11:09 AM: Thanks for the tips! The orcas are back this morning. Southbound passing Emma Schmitz Overlook, per Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales . 12:06 PM: In comments, Sydney says they're now off Lincoln Park. We've also added a photo above that Kersti shared from Thursday.

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  11. If we care about orcas, we should talk about growth managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | Seattle Times

    As a kid, I loved seeing orcas. I still do. It breaks my heart that we are killing them.

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  12. Less whale tours, dams: Washington task force returns withRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... of the oceanic dolphin family -- the delphinidae family to be exact. They are the biggest members of the family. Orcas are members of the infraorder, cetacea, with their namesake, whales. Killer whales, like pilot whales, are actually members of the ...

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  13. Hostile Waters: Orcas in perilRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 11 | Seattle Times

    ... can we do to help them? Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes answers common questions about the region's orcas. Orca champions have joined forces with dam busters, bringing new energy to an old fight to take down the Lower Snake River ...

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  14. Democrats poised to gain State Senate seats in tight racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, defender and advocate for the state's oil refiners. State Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas, from the adjoining district, is a champion of Orca whales and opponent of tanker traffic in waters of the Salish Sea. less The yin ...

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  15. Washington task force calls for whale-watching boat tour banRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2018 | Connecticut Post

    ... aboard Washington State Ferries and other vessels on the water. Many on shore were also able to see the large group of orcas along the Seattle waterfront. Photographed on Friday, October 17, 2014. less In this photo, an orca surfaces as three pods ...

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  16. We brake for orcas: Killer whales surround ferries during MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... aboard Washington State Ferries and other vessels on the water. Many on shore were also able to see the large group of orcas along the Seattle waterfront. Photographed on Friday, October 17, 2014. less In this photo, an orca surfaces as three pods ...

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  17. West Seattle whales: Orcas off our shore againRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Just got word from Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail that orcas are in the area again - last reported passing Bainbridge Island's Eagle Harbor, southbound.

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  18. West Seattle whales: Orcas off AlkiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Thanks for the tips! Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales and Kersti Muul both send word of orcas headed southbound, now coming into view midchannel off Alki.

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  19. In Our View: Help Salmon, but Keep DamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | The Columbian

    ... a long-standing issue in the region, and that has grown more urgent with a dwindling orca population in Puget Sound. Orcas rely on salmon for food, and shrinking salmon populations have hampered the health of pods in the waters off Washington. That ...

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  20. Orcas Island Gears Up for Its Fifth Annual, Star-Studded Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | The Stranger

    ... that American billionaire and media icon Oprah Winfrey spent a cool $8.3 million on a 43-acre luxury compound on Orcas Island. The 7,303-square-foot house on the property was built in 2007 and designed by the Bellingham-based RMC Architects (a firm ...

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