An orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Members of the J, K and L pods that frequent Puget Sound have been increasingly scarce in the past two seasons, perhaps because they are off hunting fish where it is more abundant.
An orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Members of the J, K and L pods that frequent Puget Sound have been increasingly scarce in the past two seasons, perhaps because they are off hunting fish where it is more abundant. Elaine Thompson AP
An orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. Members of the J, K and L pods that frequent Puget Sound have been increasingly scarce in the past two seasons, perhaps because they are off hunting fish where it is more abundant. Elaine Thompson AP

Here’s why orcas are still struggling in Puget Sound, despite whale watching restrictions

December 26, 2017 12:17 PM