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  1. Ferry breakdowns hit Anacortes-San Juan routes hard during peak seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Bellingham Herald

    The Washington state ferry Elwa approaches the dock at Orcas Village on Orcas Island in this 2008 photo. The Elwha was briefly sidelined in August after its propeller become entangled in a crab pot's rope - just one of many problems that plagued the San Juan routes this summer.

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  2. Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | The News-Review

    ... navigate and communicate with each other, so US researchers are looking into what impact the project will have on the orcas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) SEATTLE - Ships moving through a busy channel off Washington state's San Juan Island are ...

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  3. Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcas SEATTLE...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2017 | KIRO-TV Seattle

    ... determine whether that can reduce noise and benefit a small, endangered population of killer whales. The Puget Sound orcas spend summer months in a major shipping channel in the Salish Sea that is critical habitat for the whales. The trial, led by ...

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  4. Skagit's small ferry system ready to lead U.S. on fuel efficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... says it would likely cost less, both in maintenance and energy use. He says it would also have less noise impact on Orcas and Chinook salmon. Dahlstedt: "I'm actually a country boy, I'm a fourth generation farmer here in Skagit County, but I'm very ...

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  5. What do San Juan islanders do with their trash?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... way since those days of vigilante waste disposal. Today there are transfer stations on most of the larger islands. On Orcas, the largest of the San Juans, the transfer station processed over 4,000 tons of garbage in 2016. Here's how it works: That ...

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

    Aug 18, 2017 | 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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  7. Orcas Team Up to Kill Whale in Raw, First-Ever VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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