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  1. Starvation and habitat threats stalk killer whalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bend Bulletin

    Orcas surface off the coast of San Juan Island, Washington in 2006. The population of endangered black-and-white killer whales has hit a 30-year-low, numbering only 75 this year.

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  2. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    ... AM: Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip - take your binoculars and look toward Blake Island, where a sizable group of orcas is reported to be passing, southbound! 12:06 PM: They're still southbound, Kersti reports - and they're transient orcas. Now ...

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  3. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    9:31 AM: Just texted by Kersti Muul and by Alisa Lemire Brooks from Orca Network - at least 10 orcas reported in/near the Southworth ferry lane, northbound. On the Kitsap side, so if you're going to go look from this side, good binoculars are a must! ...

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  4. Here's how climate change is transforming Washington's weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 19 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Orcas, gray whales, sharks and salmon: Climate change will push West Coast marine species northward at an average of 30 kilometers a decade, according to a new study by U.S. and Canadian scientists. Orcas in Washington coastal waters, which feed on salmon, are already endangered.

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  5. 8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | Albany Times Union

    ... South Africa, to be transported to Zakouma National Park in Chad. Scroll through to see some of the world's most Orcas (killer whales): Four babies were born this winter to the southern resident population of orcas (killer whales). But the great ...

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  6. Southern Resident orca population hits 30-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A count of orcas in the Pacific Northwest indicates that no calves have been born for the last three years, resulting in a 30-year population low. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the annual census of Puget Sound's killer whales has counted 75 across three Southern Resident pods.

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  7. Flying them homeRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 1 | AOPA Pilot

    ... Yellow Island) to 2,500 (Friday Harbor is the county seat), only four have public transportation facilities. San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw are supported by the Washington State ferries, and Friday Harbor, Orcas, and Lopez have public airports. ...

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  8. 100 redwoods coming to the region, all in need of permanent homes - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 4 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... tree planting program and will purchase a number of these trees. Inquiries are coming in from Bainbridge, Vashon and Orcas islands, and the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. "They were doing the work in California and bringing it back to Michigan," ...

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  9. Camden: Maybe orcas can get a special spot on the calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 27 | The Columbian

    ... Protection Month. The iconic marine mammals in Puget Sound are much in need of protection, with the Southern Resident orcas down to 73, the lowest level in decades. The Legislature took a swing at saving orcas earlier this year, with bills to ...

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  10. Call Goes Out Again To Big Ships To Slow Down For Killer WhalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 22 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... separating Victoria and Washington's San Juan Islands. The strait is also a vital summer feeding area for endangered orcas. The Port of Vancouver, Canada, is leading the charge to reduce the impacts of vessel noise on the killer whales. A two-month ...

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  11. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip - take your binoculars and look toward Blake Island, where a sizable group of orcas is reported to be passing, southbound!

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  12. Connelly: The best -- Where to dine, explore and love in Washington islandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Best Island views: Undisputed champion is the 2,400-foot summit of Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island, with its sweeping vistas of San Juans, Gulf Islands and Mt.

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  13. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas back in the vicinityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Two reports of up to six orcas seen south of Alki Point in the past hour. Kersti Muul says they were headed southwest toward Blake Island/Manchester.

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  14. Week in Review: Howard Schultz, Miss America, Oprah on OrcasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    Starbucks says goodbye Howard Schultz. Orcas Island says hello Oprah Winfrey. Google says we're done running political ads in Washington state, and Miss America says you don't have to wear a swimsuit to wear the crown.

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  15. Jack Knox: Oprah buys into our neighbourhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Vancouver Courier

    Oprah is moving next door. She just paid $8.3 million US for a 43-acre compound on Washington's Orcas Island, 35 kilometres east of Sidney.

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  16. You've Got to See Oprah's New $8M Island Retreat in Washington...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | SFGate

    ... her ever-expanding real estate portfolio. And it's spectacular. Winfrey reportedly closed on a 43-acre estate on the Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver, on May 31, according to Variety . The ...

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  17. Slog AM: Canadian Pipeline Deal Threatens Puget Sound Orcas, Secret...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | The Stranger

    Gov. Jay Inslee fears for the orcas : Canada's bullshit move to go forward with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline stunned opponents. Gov. Inslee called the deal "profoundly damaging."

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  18. West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | West Seattle Blog

    Just texted by Kersti Muul and by Alisa Lemire Brooks from Orca Network - at least 10 orcas reported in/near the Southworth ferry lane, northbound.

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  19. New flag meant to protect endangered Southern Resident orcasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A new "whale warning flag" will be flown by boats and select land stations along the west side of San Juan Island starting this weekend to let boaters know whales are in the area. KCPQ-TV reports that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the yellow and red flags featuring a black whale tail are part of new San Juan County initiatives to increase protection of endangered Southern Resident orcas.

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  20. Canadian oil pipeline battle crosses border with big protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... the arrival of Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer as it came into Everett on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Orcas (killer whales): Four babies were born this winter to the southern resident population of orcas (killer whales). But the great ...

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