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Clear WDC’s Amazon Wishlist for Giving Tuesday

Clear WDC’s Amazon Wishlist for Giving Tuesday

UPDATE: We are thrilled to report that everything was donated off of our Amazon Wishlist except for one bucket and 5 microscopes. Thanks to those who generously donated to our Giving Tuesday Wishlist Fund, we will be able to purchase those remaining items off of our list. THANK YOU to all of you amazing supporters!…

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Survivor Series: Meet the North Atlantic Right Whales

Time to meet some of the endangered right whales under the water! North Atlantic right whales are constantly threatened by being hit by vessels…here’s some stories of some of the survivors. Georgia DNR Wildlife with NOAA permit 20556-01. Meet Calvin! Calvin is a female born in 1992 from a whale named Delilah. When Calvin was…

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Marine Animal Rescue and Response: Tales From the Field

Hi! My name is Sarah and I am the coordinator for WDC’s newest program – Marine Animal Rescue and Response (MARR)! I want to thank everyone who has sent encouraging messages, made generous donations, and supported us as get this program up and running during this first year of helping stranded seals, whales, and dolphins!…

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Stream to Sea: Orca Action Month 2022

This June was an exceptionally busy and exciting Orca Month, starting with a somewhat surprising but wonderful return to their summer home waters by J pod of the Southern Resident orca population.  Orca Month is celebrated in June to align with the time the orcas historically returned to the Salish Sea, but in recent years…

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It’s Time To Breach The Snake River Dams

The Snake River dams were controversial even before they were built.  While they were still in the planning stage, Northwest Tribes, salmon advocates, and even state agencies spoke out against the damage that would be caused to salmon.  Tribes who lived along the Snake River had already seen the devastation that major dams caused to…

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Meet the 2022 Interns: Alexi Archer

I am thrilled to welcome Alexi to WDC as the newest member of our Marine Animal Rescue and Response team. Alexi, who recently completed her master’s degree in marine science, has ample experience with community outreach, with an emphasis on human-marine mammal interactions – a skill we will rely on as we spread the word…

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Meet the 2022 Interns: Saya Butani

I’m happy to welcome the newest member of the WDC team, Saya Butani, who is this year’s Conservation Outreach intern! Saya had an action-packed first week where she attended a stakeholder meeting and went on her first ever whale watch! She is already putting her creativity skills to good use by developing promotional material for…

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Meet the 2022 Interns: Sierra Osborne

I’m delighted to introduce WDC’s Conservation Education intern for Summer 2022, Sierra Osborne! Without hesitation, Sierra dove right into our education work. On her second day, she helped facilitate our Orca Team-Building program to kindergarten students in a fun and meaningful way! Sierra is thoughtful, forward-thinking. and reflective, which gives her the ability to offer…

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West Coast Whale Watching with Maya Higa

“We need someone to go on a whale watch in Monterey.” Well, I’ve never been to California and I love watching whales! As we chatted about an incredible outreach and fundraising opportunity with WDC-UK and the Twitch streamer Maya Higa, it was a simple “yes!” for me! We first partnered with Maya Higa in 2020…

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Meet the 2022 Interns: JJ Cruz

I’m excited to introduce WDC’s first ever Marine Animal Rescue and Response intern, JJ! He may be new to the marine mammal response business, but his natural curiosity and sense of adventure have been on display with each field response. JJ’s extensive experience with wildlife videography and photography has already been put to good use,…

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