Southern Resident Orca Population are Endangered and Still Declining:
Now only 78 Total in J, K, and L Pods
As of January, 2017, it is assumed that only 78 individuals make up the Southern Resident population.
Estimates are based on best publicly available data from Center for Whale Research and National Marine Fisheries Service.
Breeding Females, Juvenile Females, and 1-2 Year-olds all significantly reduced since 2005.