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February 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Feds list orca Lolita held in Miami Seaquarium as endangered

Lolita is one of the attractions at Miami Seaquarium. (Photo by Harley Soltes / The Seattle Times, 1994) The federal government has decided to list Lolita, an orca caught 44 years ago in Penn Cove and held at Miami Seaquarium, as protected under the Endangered Species Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday announced the…

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January 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Feds propose listing captive orca Lolita as endangered

Lolita is one of the attractions at Miami Seaquarium. (Photo by Harley Soltes / The Seattle Times, 1994) SEATTLE — Federal officials have proposed including captive killer whale Lolita in the endangered-species listing for Puget Sound orcas. Activists consider the announcement Friday by the National Marine Fisheries Service a step toward releasing the whale that was…

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