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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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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we’re working hard to bring whales and the ocean into climate conversations at the highest levels. I lead WDC’s ‘Green Whale‘ team and this week I’m at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon talking to policymakers about the vital roles whales play in our fight against the climate crisis.…

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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Five Facts About Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species of whales and dolphins. Orcas are so fascinating and we wanted to share five of our favorite facts about them! 1. Orcas are black and white to help them camouflage in the ocean.   Orcas are instantly recognizable due to their…

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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…