In troubling news out of the Pacific Northwest, the Center for Whale Research announced this week that one of the critically endangered Southern Resident orcas, Samish (J14) is missing and is presumed dead. Samish is a 42-year-old matriarch in J pod, well-known to orca researchers and whale watchers in the area. For these tightly-knit, family-oriented whales, a sighting of a famil
Primary Threat #1: Depleted Salmon Stocks
Sadly, another year has ended with no Congressional action on the Klamath agreements, and this time it spells serious trouble for the future of this historic compromise. A key component of the Klamath agreements is the removal of four dams on the Klamath River, a much-needed st
Last week, in the midst of the largest gathering of marine mammal scientists in the world (more on that later!), we learned that the Center for Whale Research had confirmed the seventh new calf this year in the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community.
This week, the last week of January 2015, outdoor sports company Patagonia will be in Washington, D.C.