NEAH BAY — The male orca rescued from Dungeness Bay near Sequim last week is apparently alive and well and heading south in the Pacific Ocean.
“We did finally pick up a signal,” National Marine Fisheries Service spokesman Brian Gorman said Tuesday.
Rescuers had fitted the killer whale with a radio transmitter before towing it out of the shallow water of Dungeness and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca last Friday.
They lost track of the whale west of Sequim at about 4:30 p.m. that day.
Two days later, researchers finally picked up the signal.
Gorman said researchers in Neah Bay tuned in to the transmitter frequency at about 10 p.m. Sunday.The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.