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Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

...are struggling because of pollution, lack of food and other reasons.The whales have been sticking to the Strait of Juan de Fuca west of Port Angeles, Balcomb said.Crews from the Pacific Whale Watch Association have photographed the babies swimming...
Race to Alaska names a winner

...who signed up, 53 boats actually started on June 4. It was a breezy day, blowing around 20 knots in the Strait of Juan de Fuca which helped the large sailboats skip across in about four hours but hampered small vessels, one of which came in just...
Quirky Inside Passage boat race has a rule: No motors

...teams were still on the Washington side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the bulk of the racers were halfway across.The...Washington's Olympic Peninsula across the Strait of Juan de Fuca - passing through two heavily trafficked shipping lanes...
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...contingency plans, they say.For example, Washington state requires tug escorts for all tankers entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca and headed for Washington ports. But under the proposed rules, the state would be prevented from requiring those escorts...
Ocean-acidification 'refugees' move to Hawaii

...meant this newly corrosive water probably got sucked into the hatchery. That same water also flowed into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and made its way to Hood Canal.The oyster industry pleaded with Congress, which supplied money for new equipment...
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...caused an immediate decline in Southern Resident numbers." The range of this group includes the Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Southern Georgia Strait.Another subgroup, known as the AT1 Transient group, frequently seen in Prince William Sound...
Regulators inspect ship that dumped 40 tons of sewage

...the sewage system of a cruise ship that earlier this month dumped more than 40 tons of human waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Department of Ecology is reviewing samples taken from the Norwegian Sun to determine whether penalties should...
Forty tons of doubt

...suddenly went to that unimaginable image of 40 tons - 80,000 pounds - of raw sewage being dumped into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Now, for a reference of sorts, we all know what a 10-pound plastic bag full of baking potatoes looks like. Anyway...
Seattle emerges as hub for Alaska cruises

...Norwegian Sun, also run by Norwegian Cruise Line, discharged about 40 tons of raw human sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca earlier this month. The cruise line, which reported the discharge as an accident, said it was "disappointed" by...
Cruise line to improve waste water management

...waste water. The order came after an investigation into the May 3 release of 40 tons of human waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca by the Norwegian Sun, a ship that docks in Juneau several times this summer. The 853-foot cruise ship had been using...


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