2015 Killer Whale Research Survey: Presentation by Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

By srschram|March 18, 2015|Marine Mammals, Orca, Orca Relief, Research, SRKWs|

When: Thursday March 26, 7 – 8:30 pm. (Doors open at 6:15) Where: C&P Coffee Company, 5612 California Ave SW Cost: $5 suggested donation; kids free Advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com Presented by The Whale Trail Researchers recently spent 21 days aboard the NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada, tracking endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) off the coasts of Washington and Oregon. Good weather and ocean conditions allowed researchers exceptional access to

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How Many Endangered Orca Remain? 77 and 3 New-Borns. Still Dangerously Low.

By srschram|March 16, 2015|Orca, Orca Relief, Protection Zone|

According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, “the population [of Puget Sound’s endangered Orca] now totals 80, still dangerously low.” While the birth of three new Orca is a hopeful sign, one new-born Orca this past year did not survive, and another died un-born with its mother in November (the loss of a pregnant breeding female is doubly devastating). Even if the three new-borns all survive, this is only a

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Concept for a Whale Protection Zone

By srschram|December 10, 2014|Orca, Orca Relief, Protection Zone|

We need a Whale Protection Zone for the endangered Puget Sound Orca. New report by Orca Relief tells how a WPZ could be designed, managed, and enforced. We are calling on the US National Marine Fisheries Service to use this report as a start for setting up a WPZ. Read the new report and please sign the petition to NMFS. http://ow.ly/FGmiv

Whale Protection Zone Report to be released 12/11

By srschram|December 9, 2014|Orca Relief, Protection Zone|

Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance to announce this week recommendations on how a Whale Protection Zone could be designed, monitored and enforced. Orca Relief is calling on the National Marine Fisheries Service to begin the creation of a Whale Protection Zone immediately. Stay tuned. UPDATE: Report available here