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SeaWorld, ex-execs must pay $5M to settle 'Blackfish' claim

Sep. 18, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and two former executives on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle federal fraud claims that they misled investors about the negative impact the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" had on business. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the complaint in...

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

Sep. 17, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory...

Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking

Sep. 14, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to find a sick young orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest came up empty Thursday, and a scientist who tracks the animals declared her dead — though federal authorities said they'd keep looking. The grim news means scientists...

The Latest: Researcher who tracks whales declares orca dead

Sep. 13, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on efforts to save a sick orca in Washington state (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead. Ken Balcomb, of...

Experts prepare plan to capture ill orca as last alternative

Sep. 12, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal biologists said Wednesday they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered orca if there is no other way to save her in the wild. Officials said they will intervene and rescue the orca only if she becomes stranded or separated from the rest of her tightly...

The Latest: Experts prepare plan to capture, treat sick orca

Sep. 12, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on efforts to save a sick whale (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Experts say they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered orca if there is no way to save it in the wild. They told reporters Wednesday they're preparing to rescue the animal known as J50...

2 pygmy killer whales die a week after beaching in Florida

Sep. 6, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say two pygmy killer whales have died a week after being found distressed in shallow waters on Florida's Gulf Coast. Mote Marine Laboratory spokeswoman Stephannie Kettle says one of the females, Lightning, died Wednesday, and the other, Thunder, died Thursday. Crews from...

Crews rescue 2 distressed pygmy killer whales in Florida

Aug. 29, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — Biologists are working to help two pygmy killer whales that had been found distressed in shallow waters on Florida's Gulf Coast. Mote Marine Laboratory spokeswoman Stephannie Kettle says the whales are receiving 24-hour critical care at Mote's Sarasota facility, but veterinarians...

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

Aug. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect the Pacific Northwest's endangered orcas. The recent grieving of one whale for her dead calf and scientists' extraordinary attempts to save another from starvation...

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Aug. 13, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish. The operation that dropped eight salmon from a boat Sunday is part of an...