Posts Tagged ‘Orca’

January 27th, 2019 - 7:18 pm § in The Ave Scene

Birth of the Crablopa —

(TA News, Seattle 1-27-19) The University of Washington announces that Professor Amphitrite Geōrgíou Demetriádou of Bioengineering and Fisheries has developed a Dungeness crab/Maine lobster hybrid. The new crustacean, said to be delicious and adapted to Northwest waters, is going to be marketed a[...]

June 15th, 2017 - 12:46 am § in Environment, The Ave Scene


WHEN OUR ORCA STARVE DAVID NEIWERT: Victoria photographer Mark Malleson took this photograph of the Southern Resident killer whale known as J-34, or Doublestuf, breaching while he was in the interior waters of the Salish Sea this spring. It’s a remarkable and frightening photo for orca lovers, bec[...]

May 30th, 2017 - 12:14 pm § in Environment, The Ave Scene

Meanwhile, back in Puget Sound, Tears For a Baby Orca

David Neiwert This is one of the most heartbreaking photos I’ve ever seen: Little J-54, struggling to survive and too weak to swim on his own, being held up by his big sister, J-46, on the right, and his cousin, J-47, on the left, after the death of J-28, his mother. Captain Mark Malleson of [[...]

August 12th, 2016 - 11:09 am § in Misc.



December 17th, 2015 - 1:00 am § in Environment, The Ave Scene


Another new Baby in J Pod!! Designated J54 – sex unknown. 16 December 2015 Mother is J28, a twenty-two year old female Southern Resident Killer Whale in the Pacific Northwest. The mother had a previous baby designated J46, a female, born in 2009 and still surviving. This brings the known births of[...]

June 24th, 2015 - 10:33 am § in The Ave Scene


People near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge got a nice surprise this morning. An orca pod swam through at about 7:30 this morning. Cory Ladd & Oliver Taylor happened to be in the area and their boat was briefly surrounded as the orcas moved through. Posted by KOMO News on Friday, June 5, 2015[...]

October 24th, 2014 - 12:20 am § in Environment, The Ave Scene

Orca …. baby dead?

From West Seattle Blog: Puget Sound orcas’ first baby in 2 years missing, presumed dead October 20, 2014 at 10:45 pm | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 13 Comments (Photo by Carrie Sapp) After the Southern Resident Killer Whales came through last Friday, the experts noticed someone mi[...]