The team found a much higher density of big chinooks than expected in the area they sampled in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Officials say there’s no way to know why the whale is far from its home and family in Southcentral Alaska’s Cook Inlet or other populations in the Arctic and subarctic.
Salmon are cold-water animals. Water temperatures above 62 degrees make them more vulnerable to disease, and as temperatures climb, they will stop migrating altogether.
Whale experts from the United States and Canada are treating and monitoring a gray whale that appears to have developed an infection months after being darted with a satellite tracking tag.
There hasn’t been a fishery on Lake Washington sockeye since 2006 — and now extinction looms.
Tire dust in roadway runoff seeps, trickles and pours into water bodies, including urban streams, every time it rains. Salmon usually die within hours.
The legislation for the first time allows the killing of Steller sea lions, in addition to California sea lions, and makes any of them fair game within a nearly 200-mile stretch of the Columbia and its tributaries.
The seven-year program would begin in November and would be carried on across a vast area from northern California to Alaska.
Hundreds of gray whales turned up dead from California to Alaska last year.
Twin monarchs of the Pacific Northwest, chinook salmon and southern resident orcas, are struggling for survival after a century of habitat losses.
The project would likely harm endangered southern resident killer whales, increase greenhouse-gas emissions that worsen the impacts of climate warming, and could cause oil spills that would be damaging to the environment, the board found.
For more than a decade, Puget Sound was the primary source of supply.
J50 would be the second death in the critically endangered family of southern resident orca whales in less than two months.
Five tribes claiming Kennewick Man as a relative will work together to rebury him after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it has validated the skeleton is Native American.
Its among the tiniest of living things: just a single cell. But Pseudo-nitzschia, a type of algae that produces a powerful neurotoxin, is big trouble.