Did you know that June is Orca Month? Along with the many big events being offered from Oregon to British Columbia, you have the opportunity to TAKE ACTION telling the Governor's Task Force on recovering orcas to address salmon restoration, pollution prevention, noise reduction, and oil spill risk! Read more.
Did you know orcas share the individual salmon they catch with their families? This often observed behavior is called “prey sharing” and gives us some insight into the social lives of killer whales. Would you be willing to share some of your heard-earned prey with Whale Scout? Seattle’s biggest giving day is May 9th
, but you can schedule a donation right now! All donations up to $2,000 will be DOUBLED thanks to a pod mate who pledged to share a big chunk of salmon with us! #SalmonForAll #givebig #
The fate of Washington’s iconic orcas is linked to abundant salmon runs and free-flowing rivers. Join us for an inspiring evening of learning and taking action! Patagonia Ballard is hosting Orcas Need Free-Flowing Rivers, an in-store event with Whale Scout and Defenders of Wildlife that will discuss how restoring rivers can save orcas from extinction. We’ll be joined by Florian Graner of Sealife Productions showing his film, Return of the King, as well as enjoying an engaging presentation by independent scientist, Monika Wieland-Shields of Orca Behavior Institute.
Meet up with an expert naturalist at a local park to search for and learn more about land based whale watching and the whales who live in the Salish Sea, in particular our endangered Southern Resident orcas. This event is hosted by Orca Network, Whale Scout and Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS), and is part of Orca Awareness Month! Learn more.
We're looking for volunteers to help a great program on San Juan Island! Help others learn about whales from the shores of the beautiful Westside Preserve. This program aims to turn whale watchers into stewards for the whales thanks to people like you! Come to an information session and training to get started.
Jeanette Dorner, Director of Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, gives us an update on what's going on in Olympia regarding Atlantic salmon farming and rumors of ramping up hatchery production to provide more prey for killer whales. Whitney shares a story about a local park she is hoping the City of Bothell will name after redfish, also known as kokanee and Jeanette describes restoration projects in Lake Sammamish. Plus, more on upcoming events.
David Bain celebrates 40 years of killer whale research sharing his stories, challenges, and hopes for endangered Southern Resident killer whales.