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Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have been pouring into Puget Sound since February 9, after an electrical failure crippled Washington state's largest sewage treatment plant. The plant is still undergoing repairs.

Birth of female baby killer whale is good news for endangered pod

Vancouver - For the first time in two years, a pod of endangered southern resident killer whales who call the waters off the coast of Washington state home have welcomed a newborn. This newest member is just over a week old and was born at the end of 2014.

Could a dog named Tucker be the Orca's best chance at survival?

Seattle - Killer whales, also known as Orca whales, are not doing very well in Puget Sound. In fact, in 2005 they were added to the endangered species list. There's hope however in the form of a black lab mix who's helping researchers try and save the whales.

Whale With Serious Injuries Spotted in Puget Sound

Seattle - A large whale has been seen several times in Puget Sound with several injuries that appear to be from at least one boat.

Puget Sound's New Arrival

One of 3 pods of Puget Sound's endangered orcas has a new calf.

Sea Sqirt Invasion in Puget Sound

Biologist say that tunicates or 'sea squirts' are invading the puget sound at an alarming rate and threatening to take over from native species.

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Orca whale
Orca whale
Minette Layne
Injured whale spotted in puget sound  December 1  2010.
Injured whale spotted in puget sound, December 1, 2010.
Cascadia Research
Tucker heads to work
Tucker heads to work
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Tucker trying to pick up the scent of whale scat.
Tucker trying to pick up the scent of whale scat.
Screen Capture