Mussels in the Puget Sound were found with traces of opioids in their system, indicating a high number of people in the area taking the drug. Other pharmaceuticals were also found including antibiotics, antidepressants, and other medication.
The Burke Museum in Seattle has opened its doors to a rare discovery -- a T. rex fossil that's considered as one of the finest ones in the world.
A stranded baby humpback whale dies in West Seattle when it was found trapped at Fauntleroy Ferry dock.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
The toothy apex predators, killer whales aka orcas, have a family side. A new calf was born off the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia a few years ago. All calves live their lives near mothers or grandmothers, in matrilineal pods.
Researchers collected small chum salmon from Elliot Bay and restored beaches along the coast of Seattle in order to better understand how urbanized shorelines affect salmon eating habits. It turns out restored beaches provide the young fish with a buffet of small crustaceans that help them survive and grow into adulthood.