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Angry at plight of southern-resident orcas, speakers rebuke NOAA in public meetings

Attendees criticized NOAA for coordinating the now-canceled rescue effort of the orca J50 with SeaWorld, the entertainment park that had for decades profited from capturing the animals for use in its..
Seattle Times - Published

Search for orca J50 continues — dead or alive

J50 was declared presumed dead on Thursday, but NOAA is still searching for her, holding out hope she might be alive. If the orca is dead, they hope to recover the carcass to conduct a necropsy.
Seattle Times - Published

WSU football vs. Eastern Washington: What you need to know

Washington State (2-0) vs. Eastern Washington (2-0) When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m. PDT Where: Martin Stadium TV/Radio: Pac-12 Networks/770 AM Line: No line WSU players to watch Most Read StoriesOrca..
Seattle Times - Published

The Latest: Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on efforts to save a sick orca in Washington state (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Orca J50 declared dead after search, southern residents down to 74 whales

A search effort had been underway for J50, as a superpod gathering of J, K and L pod orcas converged in waters near Race Rocks. She was not among them.
Seattle Times - Published

Lead researcher says ailing orca J50 is likely dead as NOAA ramps up search

NOAA has prepared plans to capture J50 if she can be taken from her pod safely or is otherwise stranded or alone. But no one has seen her in days.
Seattle Times - Published

Young orca whale could be captured by NOAA in effort to nurse her back to health

A sick 3-year-old orca known as J50 has been lagging a half-mile behind her family at times, at NOAA is planning a possible controversial capture.
USATODAY.com - Published

NOAA lays plan to capture ailing orca J50, announces public meetings

The plan has been coming together for months as the agency announced public meetings, with just a few days notice. It's been decades since the capture era here, when the members from the same orca..
Seattle Times - Published

Experts weigh next steps, possible capture to save ill orca

SEATTLE (AP) — A young, sick whale is skinnier than ever and in poor condition nearly two months after an international team of experts began taking extraordinary measures to save her. Now, a U.S...
SeattlePI.com - Published

Firing a dart into a wild, sick orca ‘a little bit different,’ sharp-shooting veterinarian says

Ailing orca J50 isn't fairing well, but an international group of scientists is working to save her, including sharp-shooting veterinarians. They've administered medicine to the whale over the past..
Seattle Times - Published

Concerns grow for young orca’s life as it struggles to swim with family in Salish Sea

The three-year-old orca, J50, fell behind her family and went missing for more than three days. She was spotted Monday morning with her mom.
Seattle Times - Published

Researchers to try to treat ailing orca J50 for worms

J50 and her family were on the outer coast of British Columbia on Sunday but if they return to within range, getting some medicine into her is a top priority, according to the agency.
Seattle Times - Published

Ailing orca J50 looking better than expected, but still in ‘critical’ condition as rescue operation continues

An unprecedented rescue operation is underway to save the life of an ailing orca. Soon, they could feed the whale live fish — but the right conditions must be in place.
Seattle Times - Published

Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

SEATTLE (AP) — A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare effort to save her. NOAA Fisheries says the international team reached 3½-year-old orca known as..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

SEATTLE (AP) — Teams of whale experts on Thursday were racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale, but they don't plan to intervene to help a mother orca in the same critically endangered..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Feds weigh options to save ailing endangered orca

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal biologists are weighing a range of emergency options to save an emaciated endangered orca including possibly feeding it live salmon at sea dosed with medication. Whale..
SeattlePI.com - Published

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