Thursday, February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012: A Death in the Family: Southern Resident Orca Pod Loses Female
The death of an orca off the coast this week and recent use of high frequency sonar by the Canadian Navy has whale advocates on high alert. The National Resource Defense Council plans to appeal the action to the Canadian and US governments. The burning question: why was sonar, known to cause internal stress and sometimes death, allowed in coastal waters designated as critical habitat for endangered orcas? Martha Baskin has our report.