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SRKWs need priority in chinook managment

In a bit of press coverage related to a new publication by John Ford et al. we orca advocates are again getting the confusing message: southern residents need a place at the table where Chinook salmon management is derived, but … Continue reading

SRKW health

Pete for Steve Rafferty, epidemiological and pathologic findings Only 10/81 confirmed SR deaths and 4/142 of NR were beach cast and available for post-mortem examination.  Infectious pneumonia is most common reported cause of mortality (60% of those necropsied).  We now … Continue reading

Contaminants in SRKWs

Sandra O’Neill, Contaminants in salmon We’ve heard that S and N residents are both eating mostly Chinook.  Why are the southern residents more contaminated than the northern residents? Contaminants in fish are determined by: where they live what they eat … Continue reading

Outreach and monitoring of SRKWs

13:50 Kari Koski, Soundwatch program Soundwatch tries to reach boaters before they get on the water We reinforce that education through education and monitoring patrols Citizen science is done from the same boat (1/2 hour survey for vessel trends) 40 … Continue reading

Ken Balcomb: SRKW demographic update

First there was Mike Bigg.  Early census effort started in 1976 and was motivated by concern about the captures for aquariums which took out about 50 animals.  1976-1984 habitat use was very similar to current critical habitat!  Most encounters May-October, … Continue reading

NOAA finds SRKWs offshore on day 4!

Just got an exciting email from Dr. Marla Holt, bioacoustician on the NOAA cruise that aims to understand how the southern residents utilize the outer coast of Washington. They departed last Monday and are scheduled to return April 9th, making … Continue reading

SRKW call frequency response to boat noise?

The field season is rolling, with all three southern resident killer whale pods “in the area,” and whale watchers packing all of our favorite boats. I’ve been hanging out with these animals for five years now, and for the first … Continue reading

NOAA synopsis of 2006 SRKW symposium

The following synopsis of the 2006 SRKW symposium was published on April 08, 2006, at the web site of the NOAA Fisheries Service (Northwest Fisheries Science Center, author unknown): “The Center kicked off the 75th anniversary of the Montlake laboratory … Continue reading

Library

As a contributor to the Orcasphere, you can gain free access to the shared group Zotero library of scientific literature related to SRKW recovery. Here is a list of documents that have recently been added: To access the full text … Continue reading

Communicate

You can collaborate within the Orcasphere in the following ways: Read, contribute to, and comment on the Orcasphere blog Join an email list related to killer whales: subscribe to OrcaEd — A list for educators who teach about orcas (educational … Continue reading