Killer Whale http://nwpr.org en Rescued Puget Sound Orca Spotted With Her First Calf http://nwpr.org/post/rescued-puget-sound-orca-spotted-her-first-calf <p>The fairy tale ending for a young orphan killer whale keeps getting better. Canadian marine biologists spotted "Springer" the whale with her first calf off the coast of central British Columbia last week. This comes 11 years after Springer was rescued from the ferry lanes near Seattle and successfully reunited with her whale family at the north end of Vancouver Island. Helena Symonds of OrcaLab was one of the whale activists who urged fisheries managers in both countries to intervene at the time.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:19:15 +0000 Tom Banse 30640 at http://nwpr.org Rescued Puget Sound Orca Spotted With Her First Calf Do You Hear What I Hear? Researchers Record Orcas Underwater http://nwpr.org/post/do-you-hear-what-i-hear-researchers-record-orcas-underwater <p>The waters of Puget Sound are a pretty noisy place, if you’re an orca. But what does a passing tanker ship or motorboat sound like to a killer whale? How does it affect their behavior? Ashley Ahearn reports researchers are trying to find out. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:13:58 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 14711 at http://nwpr.org Do You Hear What I Hear? Researchers Record Orcas Underwater Whodunit Surrounds Bruised & Bloody Killer Whale Carcass http://nwpr.org/post/whodunit-surrounds-bruised-bloody-killer-whale-carcass <p>LONG BEACH, Wash. -- The bruised and bloody carcass of an endangered killer whale washed ashore at Long Beach, Washington this weekend. An initial necropsy did not pinpoint a cause of death. Correspondent Tom Banse has more on an emerging whodunit. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:46:46 +0000 Tom Banse 3104 at http://nwpr.org Whodunit Surrounds Bruised & Bloody Killer Whale Carcass