Have been offline for several days now, dealing with a back problem...
Lots has gone on and I am sorry to have missed so much.
I am thankful to NOAA for posting updates on their FB page: NOAA Fisheries West Coast regarding Scarlet J-50.
There is also a web page: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/
Also the Center for Whale Research reported the day that Tahlequah J-35 and the rest of J Pod returned after being out toward the outer coast for a few days, that on that return, they stated that she had let go of her calf and was seen with a few others and looking well.
I came across this, that I had posted a long time ago. I can only hope that more and more people are...
A message from a concerned whale watcher - me
...if you watch or watched the whales from
land or sea and you continue to use harmful, to the environment, chemicals
and other harmful products then you just didn't 'get' the whales...
you watch or watched the whales and have gone home asking yourself the things
that you could do differently and are making changes then 'the whales got you'...
Which is it for you? I
hope 'the whales got you', because it will change how you look at
everything from now on, and that is something that is sorely needed for
the environment now and into the future.
..and for this whale watcher...no more stress, no more worry, slow down and enjoy every moment, because when your back says, "No more!" ouch!...it really hurts.
If everyone would pull together, everyone acknowledge their part, or what could be their part, in the struggles regarding the SRKWs, and if everyone would agree (that's a tough one), then just maybe we all could turn this corner for a brighter future, not only for the SRKWs, but for the eco-system (ours, yours, and the whales), and the salmon who sustain it all.
Salmon are the backbone of the Salish Sea and the Pacific Northwest.