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Orcas in Puget Sound

The Latest On: Orcas in Puget Sound

September 22, 2015 | Feature

Ocean Optimism Lex

Yes, our oceans are in trouble, threatened by overfishing and pollution and climate change – but there are inspirational success stories from around the world that give us hope that local actions and dedicated individuals, supported by credible legal regimes, can turn the tide and bring our oceans back to health.

August 6, 2013 | In the News: Los Angeles Times

Federal agency denies petition to delist Pacific Northwest orcas

Federal officials maintained critical protections for several pods of West Coast orcas when they denied a petition by San Joaquin Valley farmers to remove the whales from the endangered species list. The grower groups are fighting the listing because orca protections have resulted in environmental restrictions on Sacramento-San Joaquin delta water operations; Chinook salmon, which are harmed by pumping on the delta, are the orcas’ primary food source.

November 28, 2012 | Blog Post

Resident Orcas Attacked By Anti-Environment Group

A far right anti-environmental group based in Sacramento, California is trying to get federal Endangered Species Act protections removed from a small extended west coast family group of killer whales.