Tuesday, January 26, 2010
January 28, 2010: Saving Orcas On “The Whale Trail”
In this week's story, Green Acre Radio checks out sites for a proposed "Whale Trail" that would set up public viewing sites throughout the Salish Sea. We speak with the Whale Trail's founder and also attends a "Ways of Whales Workshop" on Whidbey Island. The Whale Trail's goal is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and the marine environment; the workshop's goal is to help whale lovers understand recovery strategies and the link between orcas, dams and salmon restoration. The largest member of the dolphin family and a major draw at marine parks, orcas were listed as endangered in 2005. Due to their voracious appetites and their place at the top of the food chain, orcas are extremely susceptible to pollution and chemicals. Join us as we learn the "ways of whales."