As of December 2016,
the SRKW population totals
80 79 78 individuals:
26 24, K Pod=19, L Pod=35.
“The size of all three Southern Resident Killer Whale pods was reduced in number from 1965-75 as a result of whale captures for marine park exhibition. At least 13 whales were killed during these captures, while 45 whales were delivered to marine parks around the world. Today, only Lolita (Tokitae) remains alive in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium. Annual SRKW population updates occur on July 1 and December 31 each year.” National Geographic dedicated a story on the 40 years of dedicated research by Ken Balcolmb. Please read about the pod members and support the Center for Whale Research, Friday Harbor, WA. You can purchase a donation gift card Click here
A TEXAS OIL COMPANY running the Canadian Kinder Morgan Pipeline plans to increase its output of bitumen (oil) through critical marine habitat areas. It has already been going on for some time, and there have been spills already. Here is just one of the overlay maps to be found in the full explanatory article here:
The project will see capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline, from the Alberta oilsands to Burnaby, triple to 890,000 barrels of diluted bitumen a day from 300,000 barrels daily. It will also mean tanker traffic from the Burnaby terminal will increase to 34 tankers a month from about five a month.
Sign the petition : Say no to the Kinder Morgan Pipeline project http://www.standuptooil.org/act/say-no-to-the-kinder-morgan-transmountain-pipeline/
US Navy Overflight and Sub-surface Marine Training Operations
The First 12 Million The TAKE LIST
EA-18G “Growler” Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island
Vessel Traffic Injuries –
Disease, Malnutrition, Captivity, and Weather
J2 In Memorium,
by Kenneth Balcomb
December 31, 2016
“My first acquaintance with the southern resident killer whale designated J2 was on April 16, 1976 in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound.”
More on Granny’s life from the Orca Network:
“In 2006 M.L. Lyke wrote a six-part series about the life of J2 Granny for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, telling her life history, the changes and traumas she experienced over the decades. The ten years since then have seen a continuation of
what went before”
Read, support, share, protect
At Sea with Marine Birds (a book)
You can adopt a whale: The Whale Museum Friday Harbor, WA
There are at least 253 identified species of fish known to inhabit the marine and brackish regions of the Salish Sea.
We have cat sharks and hound sharks, ratfish and lizard fish and viper fish, headlight fish and flashlight fish.
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This poster is available for $15.00 at The Whale Museum