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Transient Killer Whales Hunting in Puget Sound

GREENBANK, Wash. - As many as a dozen transient killer whales have been reported in Puget Sound this week, hunting for seals and sea lions. Howard Garrett of the Orca Network in Greenbank said four or five orcas that had been cruising Sinclair and Dyes inlets at Bremerton Wednesday left Thursday morning and headed toward Port Orchard.

Garrett says orcas also were spotted Tuesday off West Seattle, including a large male that's identified by a ragged dorsal fin. The Kitsap Sun reports the transients from southeast Alaska and British Columbia frequently show up in Puget Sound in the spring, often when the resident fish-eating orcas aren't around.

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