An orca is presumed dead after being found in distress last week in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a body of water that separates Washington state from Canada, officials said.
Endangered killer whales received new habitat protections from the U.S. government Friday.
New renovations will allow threatened salmon species to return to Lunds Gulch at Meadowdale Beach Park in Edmonds, Washington.
Boaters got a "killer" view when they spotted this orca whale in Alaska.
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined dam operator Electron Hydro, LLC, $501,000 for discharging discarded plastic field turf into the Puyallup River.
Federal officials are planning to curtail nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast in especially bad years to help the Northwest’s endangered killer whales.
For professional whale watchers, hitting a "Grand Slam" is a rare treat that doesn’t happen often, but a group was treated to such an event on Mother's Day in Friday Harbor.
On this Mother’s Day, there is some cause for cautious optimism for some of the most famous mothers in our region, on whom the future of this fragile population of orcas depends.
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service says it’s starting a five-year status review of the Southern Resident orcas.
The killer whale is called Chainsaw because his dorsal fin has several large notches in the top third of his fin that gives the appearance of a large saw blade.
A small barrel roll gave Washington whale watchers a gender reveal over the weekend and reason to be hopeful about a pod of endangered southern resident orcas that frequent Puget Sound.
Researchers noticed something new when the J, K and L pods were all spotted in the Haro Strait on Tuesday morning: a new calf, L125!
A fish hatchery in Washington state has said it will stop importing steelhead trout from the Columbia River and instead rely on native fish.
Findings of a 13-year study on the diets of southern resident killer whales showed that when Chinook salmon were scarce, the orcas turned to other fish to supplement their diet.
A Republican congressman has proposed removing four hydroelectric dams in the Northwest as part of a sweeping new plan to address the decades-long problem of how to save salmon populations without upending a system that provides power to millions of people.
New regulations for whale watching in Washington waters will take effect in 2021 in an effort to protect endangered orcas, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Researchers captured new photos this week of two orca calves off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia.
A long awaited study from local environmental non-profit Long Live The Kings show how much of a trouble spot the Hood Canal Bridge really is for migrating fish trying to get from Hood Canal to the open ocean. But solutions could be quite affordable.
More great news for the southern resident orcas: a J-pod member is pregnant, according to recent reports from a Puget Sound whale watcher who captured photos of the whale on Sunday.
Environmental groups are vowing to continue their fight to remove four dams on the Snake River that they say are killing salmon - a key food source for the endangered southern resident orcas.