Monthly Archives: August 2014

Two deaths reduce orca population to lowest level in 30 years

    SAN JUAN ISLAND — The endangered killer whale population in Puget Sound continues to decline, with the confirmation of two new deaths this year. The number of whales in J, K and L pods has dropped to 78, … Continue reading

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Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

LOCAL By Associated Press Aug 30, 2014 FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) – With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline. The number of whales in … Continue reading

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Two Southern Resident Killer Whales Presumed Dead – Population Drops to 78

The Center for Whale Research is confirming the deaths of two L pod members of the Endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales. This brings the population down to 78 members total across all three pods (Js, Ks, and Ls).  … Continue reading

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Springer the killer whale’s first calf named Spirit

CBC Posted: 08/18/2014 10:29 pm EDT Updated: 3 hours ago The first calf of Springer the orphaned killer whale, the only orca ever successfully rescued and reunited with its pod, finally has a name — Spirit. Springer, a member of B.C.’s A-4 pod of northern resident … Continue reading

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One of B.C.’s newest resident killer whales now has a name

By Yuliya Talmazan  Global News It is official. The calf of the first ever killer whale to have been captured and successfully re-integrated into her pod now has a formal name. The one-and-a-half year old calf was spotted with her mom, Springer, in June of last year. … Continue reading

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Springer the killer whale’s first calf named Spirit

Calf’s world famous mother is only orca ever successfully rescued and reunited with her pod CBC News Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:29 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014 7:41 PM PT The first calf of Springer the orphaned killer whale, the … Continue reading

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