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New Book: “Beneath the Surface—Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth beyond Blackfish”

Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth beyond Blackfish is a revealing new book by former Sea World trainer John Hargrove; it will be on the shelves on March 24, 2015. 473 more words

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Why I love Washington State

Colorado and Washington are the two states I have visited during the summer of 2014. I have picked two very outdoorsy states to spend my time in America, and my breath was taken away each time. 581 more words

Backpacking

NOAA Reports Third Baby Orca Born In Recent Months

SEATTLE (AP) - U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a newborn orca off the coast of Washington state.

A biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they spotted the calf on Wednesday with other whales in the “L” pod, one of three families of southern resident killer whales that frequent inland Washington waters. 89 more words

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Feds eye more critical habitat for Pacific Northwest orcas

Public input wanted: final decision due in 2017

Staff Report

FRISCO — Federal biologists will study whether more critical habitat could benefit an endangered group of killer whales that roams the ocean off the Pacific Northwest, from Puget Sound down to northern California. 274 more words

Environment

Jerry Adler: Former Trainer Makes Case for Why Killer Whales Belong in the Ocean, Not SeaWorld

Smithsonian Magazine: He’s a whistle-blower who carried an actual whistle, which he wore around his neck during his 12 years as a trainer of killer whales at SeaWorld theme parks. 91 more words

Wildlife

Orcas

All the different types of orca, in one image. You’re welcome.

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