Epic Greenfail of the Day

I hate to pile on the our earnest scientists trying to save the earth, and I’ve already given out a Green Weenie today, but this story is just too irresistible:

Satellite tagging caused northwest orca’s fatal infection

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a male orca died due to an infection at the site where it had been satellite-tagged.

An expert panel says a dart tag deployed on endangered Puget Sound orca 95 by federal biologists was the source of a fungal infection that contributed to its death.

Cue the Free Willy soundtrack whenever you like. Or you can just go with the director’s cut of Free Willy: