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It’s Time To Breach The Snake River Dams

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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Marine Animal Rescue and Response: 6 Month Update

WDC Marine Animal Rescue and Response Intern, JJ Cruz and WDC staff member Monica Pepe, evaluate a deceased seal under authorization from NOAA WDC’s Marine Animal Rescue and Response program is six months old! Thank you to everyone who has supported this new program through well-wishes, spreading the word, making donations, and shopping our Amazon…

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Looking at the year ahead for Southern Resident orcas

Hysazu Photography I’m excited for 2022 – I’m optimistic that this is going to be the year we turn the tide for Southern Resident orcas, and I’m eager to dive in and keep propelling our efforts forward. We’ll need all hands on deck to make sure these amazing whales have what they need to survive.…

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FAQs About Marine Animal Rescue and Response With Sarah!

WDC recently announced our newest program – Marine Animal Rescue and Response! This program is getting up and running thanks to our newest staff member – Sarah McCormack, Stranding Coordinator! Now that Sarah has joined our team, we took the opportunity to ask her all of our questions about rescuing marine animals! Michelle: What does…

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Six Questions With Dr. Michael Moore

We talked with Dr. Michael Moore of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution about his new book “We Are All Whalers”, working in whale conservation, and how we all can help whales. Give it a read! Dr. Michael Moore has a veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

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