|A newborn orca surfaces next to orca J40 in central Puget Sound
on Dec. 26, 2023 [Maya Sears, under NMFS Permit 27052]
For the New Year! Newborn
orca spotted near Seattle off Bainbridge Island
Beachgoers and whale researchers were excited to spot a newborn calf swimming with the Northwest’s endangered orcas on Tuesday near Seattle. On Wednesday, the Center for Whale Research confirmed that the baby orca is the newest member of J pod, one of the Northwest’s three family groups of the endangered killer whales known as the southern residents.
Species Act’s 50th anniversary: What 6 NW animals can tell
The ESA turns 50 this month, and if beating extinction is the measure, the law has been a success. Of the more than 1,600 U.S. species listed for protection since the act’s inception, 99% have been rescued from the oblivion of extinction.
accidents in one year show risks of oil industry to tribal
All of Washington state’s oil refineries are near or on tribal reservations.
boom of 59 pups helps endangered B.C. marmot toward recovery
Thanks to the new pups, there's been a 50 per cent increase in the total population since the end of last year, when there were 204 marmots.
The Lummi Nation is voicing its opposition to British Petroleum's goal of expanding oil operations at Cherry Point, near Ferndale, Washington, north of Bellingham. The Lummi call this area "Xwe’chi’eXen," consider it a cultural and archaeological site where many of its ancestors lay, and also argues that BP's industrial operations would interfere with its fishing rights.
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