At a meeting in Port Angeles to discuss endangered species status, five whale species—the blue whale, fin whale, sei whale, North Pacific right whale, and sperm whale—and the fisher, a small mammal, will remain on the endangered species list. The yellow-billed cuckoo bird and the loggerhead turtle were also added. Fishers, reintroduced into Olympic National Park in 2008, have so far been a conservation success.
State Parks to Stay Open Friday Despite Budget Crisis
Washington's state parks reversed course and will remain open for at least one more day, even without a finalized state budget.