Photo above of J27 (Blackberry) by Sharon Grace, taken from shore 8/26/15.
Recent News Blogs
International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances
Pacific Salmon Treaty includes measures to protect salmon for Southern Resident orcas
NOAA scaling back efforts to find young orca J50
The orca known as J50 remains missing and presumed dead, according to Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research. NOAA announced they ended their active search for the orca Friday night.
How the killer whale became the Achilles heel of Trans Mountain pipeline approval
Concern over impacts of increased oil tanker traffic from the Trans Mountain pipeline leads to a win in the Federal Court of Appeal
Orca J50 presumed dead but NOAA continues search
J50 was presumed dead Thursday after a search for the whale by boat, plane and from shore failed to spot her. About 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research, declared J50 presumed dead.
Vets may capture ailing orca for treatment
A "rescue operation" is now a possibility to save a sick and starving young orca in Puget Sound. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries said Tuesday night J50, also known as Scarlett, could be captured, undergo a hands-on physical exam or possibly taken to a location for a short-term rehabilitation stint to improve her chances for surviving and being reunited with her pod.
NRDC Files Lawsuit in Canada for Southern Resident Whales
More from OSA member group NRDC on the lawsuit against the Trudeau Administration to protect Southern Resident orcas
Young Southern Resident orca Scarlet (J50) is missing, presumed dead
Thoughts on the loss of Scarlet from OSA member group Whale and Dolphin Conservation
What are Animals Thinking? Author Carl Safina Discusses
Interview with Carl Safina about his latest book "Beyond Words" focuses on animal cognition: What are they thinking? What are they feeling?
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