Scientists: Breach Snake River dams to save Puget Sound orcas

OregonLive.com
By The Associated Press
Oct. 29, 2016

SEATTLE — Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.

The most recent death of a 23-year-old female known as J28 and likely her 10-month-old calf drops the current population to 80, among the lowest in decades, according to the Center for Whale Research on Friday Harbor, which keeps the whale census for the federal government. Read article in full here…