TACOMA (AP) — The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma euthanized a 25-year-old northern sea otter on Monday after an exam showed she had serious medical issues. The zoo says the otter named Homer was believed to be the last surviving sea otter that was rescued after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. She…More
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Weather: Chilly this morning, eh? Frozen snow was reported in some outlying areas, the result of the spotty snowfall yesterday. However, it’s expected to be sunny today with a high of 45 degrees. Nonetheless, temperatures of late have been below average for this time of year. Rain late Tuesday and Wednesday and rain and snow…More
The Seattle Aquarium is looking for the public’s help in naming the new baby sea otter. Go to the aquarium’s website to choose among these names: Willapa, Shi Shi, Elwha, Sequim, Seiku. Voting started today and will be open through Feb. 24. The winning name will be announced Feb 27. Before you make your decision, do you need…More
On Monday afternoon, a 9-day-old otter pup does what it does best — sleep. The pup’s mother, Aniak, who gave birth Jan. 14, perched the pup on her belly, often with both paws wrapped around it. Occasionally, though, Aniak would leave the pup on a ledge while mom…More
Weather: The details. Ok, at least it’s not raining this morning. That could happen tomorrow, but for the most part, think clouds with some sun peeking through this week. Traffic: The map and cams. The Lewis County Jail: You never know what might pique your interest. The folks in Centralia apparently want to know what’s…More