Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016: The Great Salish Sea: Double Jeopardy - Endangered Orcas and Endangered Salmon
A long time ago there were thousands of orcas, as legend has it, with salmon and herring spawning by the millions. Today southern resident whales who migrate through the Salish Sea and up and down the west coast foraging for salmon number just 83. A recent baby boom offers some hope but diminishing runs of salmon and a toxic stew of pollution and noise point to ongoing challenges. Martha Baskin has our story.