Mar 28, 2024 - News

Morning Buzz: Two orca species

Illustration of an orca holding a coffee cup.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

🐋 Historically, Bigg's and southern resident killer whales have been categorized as members of the same species, but they could actually be two distinct species, scientists say. (Seattle Times)

Local mountaineering legend Lou Whittaker has died.

  • Whittaker founded mountain guiding organization RMI Expeditions and reached the summit of Mount Rainier over 250 times. (KUOW)

After locals yelled racist epithets and revved vehicles at them in Coeur d'Alene ahead of their NCAA tournament game against Gonzaga, the Utah women's basketball team relocated to a hotel in Spokane.

  • An apology did not go well. (Axios)
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