Oil Shipments Endanger Orca Habitat

By srschram|August 8, 2014|Marine Mammals, Oil & Coal, Orca, Salish Sea, Toxins, Whales|

Which iconic places could be affected by an oil spill in the Salish Sea? Kinder Morgan plans to ship 400 tankers loaded with tar sands oil each year through the Salish Sea. If the oil spilled, where would it go, and what iconic and ecologically important places could be affected? Learn More…

NOAA Fisheries Report Includes Chance for Whale Protection Zone

By srschram|August 2, 2014|Climate Change, Orca, Press Releases, Protection Zone, Toxins|

From: NOAA ecolist: 10 Year Orca Whale Report: Today, NOAA Fisheries released a report highlighting the accomplishments of 10 years of dedicated research and conservation of the endangered Southern Resident Orca whale population. With a decade of federal funding and productive partnerships with the killer whale community, we have taken targeted actions, collected substantial new data, and refined scientific techniques to protect this listed species and ensure a strong foundation

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