Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Daily Troll: Baby orca thought to be dead.

Orca baby: Oh, no Puget Sound’s newest baby orca whale was declared deceased by the Orca Conservancy today. The calf, designated L120, wasn’t spotted with its mother over the weekend. It’s suggested the calf may have starved. The conservancy says … Continue reading

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Seven-week-old Orca calf in Puget Sound has died

Seven-week-old Orca L120 has died, the Orca Conversancy said in a press release. The calf was born to L86 in September. L86 was seen Friday, Saturday and Monday without L120, according to Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research. … Continue reading

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Celebrated baby orca, first born in area since 2012, dies

A killer whale calf born about seven weeks ago in the Salish Sea off the south coast of B.C. has died, says Orca Conservancy, a Washington-based volunteer group working to protect orcas and their habitat. Called L120, the calf was … Continue reading

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Seven-week-old orca calf has died, group says

The southern resident population has dipped to 78, which is less than it was in 2005 when NOAA added the southern resident orcas to the Federal Endangered Species List. Researcher Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research on San … Continue reading

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Send in the Drones….

    Mobly, a customer-built hexacopter, is noisy. (You can hear it buzzing in the video above.) Mobly is much quieter, however, than a helicopter and can get much closer to whales swimming in the ocean—close enough, even, to spot individual whales’ distinctive markings. Flying a … Continue reading

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7-Week-Old Baby Orca Missing, Presumed Dead

Associated Press and Seattle Times staff FRIDAY HARBOR — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said. … Continue reading

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L120 Declared Deceased / Center for Whale Research Reporting

Monday, October 20, 2014. Contact: Shari Tarantino, President – Board of Directors @ 216-630-5177 / orcaconservancy@gmail.com Orca Conservancy regrets to inform you that seven week old L120 of the endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales has been declared deceased. … Continue reading

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VICTORY FOR SRKWs – PUD Abandons Tidal Energy Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shari Tarantino, President – Board of Directors, Orca Conservancy / (216) 630-5177 October 1, 2014 Snohomish PUD Announces:  Admiralty Inlet Tidal Power Project not to advance due in part by opposition from Washington tribes, Pacific Whale … Continue reading

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