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February 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Feds list orca Lolita held in Miami Seaquarium as endangered

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 listing decision of Lolita under the same law that now protects Puget Sound’s wild southern resident killer…

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January 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Feds propose listing captive orca Lolita as endangered

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 captured in 1970 and is now at the Miami Seaquarium. Her fellow orcas spend most of their time…

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