Wednesday, July 21, 2021


Received from: Southern Resident Killer Whale Salmon Initiative

Video:   Tahlequah's Story of Grief and Hope.  

So very well worth watching and understanding her plight.


Also a posting from Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans, Canada that researchers saw some SRKWs near Swiftsure Bank area, which includes a ship slowdown area. 

News article link. (hope it's okay to post a link here)

Months-old orca calf spotted off Vancouver Island, confirmed to be female | CTV News

But if the link didn't's some brief info. The image posted is of Element L-125 whose sex was not known until that photo.  A female!  She sure looked energetic! L Pod often travels in three different groups.  The group that 'Elee' (for short) and her mother, Surprise! L-86, travel with consist of about 18 orcas. 

She was seen near the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in an area near an Interim Sanctuary Zone (it is an area of reduced noise and physical disturbance from vessels in key whale foraging areas). 

In recent years the SRKWs have spent an increased amount of time out there and less in the inland waters around the San Juan Islands.          Seems like that's where the salmon are...

...which takes me back to Tahlequah's Story of Grief and Hope - It's about the salmon and the dams. On Southern Resident Killer Whale Salmon Initiative's website read about why it matters.

Then consider taking action.

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