Protected zone for orcas? Find out about it at The Whale Trail’s upcoming Orca Talk

By srschram|October 16, 2014|News, Orca, Orca Relief, Protection Zone, Puget Sound|

The first presentation in a new series of Orca Talks presented by West Seattle-headquartered The Whale Trail: You’ll hear about the proposal for “A Protected Zone for Puget Sound Orcas,” 7 pm Thursday, October 30th at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). From TWT executive director Donna Sandstrom: The Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered and seriously declining; their 2014 population of 79 is the lowest since 1985. To

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Born under a bad sign? Newborn joins population in throes of 30-year low

By srschram|September 12, 2014|News, Orca, Orca Relief, Protection Zone, Puget Sound|

From the The Journal of the San Juan Islands: And, baby makes 79. A two-year drought came to a welcomed end Saturday, Sept. 6, as researchers with the Center for Whale Research spotted a killer whale calf off the west side of San Juan Island. Designated L-120 by the Center, keeper of the official yearly census of the Southern resident orcas, the calf is the first newborn to join the

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