Welcome to the orcasphere!
The orcasphere is a virtual collaborative space inspired by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium held in Seattle, Washington, from April 3-5, 2006.
The Symposium was an intellectual exchange between scientists, policy makers, managers, industry representatives, and the general public. Participants shared multidisciplinary, multinational insights into the natural history of the local orcas. There was a uniform spirit of constructive dialogue in pursuit of truth, pressing questions, and a precautionary approach to recovery of this iconic endangered species.
In that spirit, the orcasphere is devoted to the southern residents. It is a place to learn and promulgate with their recovery and their ecosystem in mind. It is a space in which to experiment with new tools for communication and coordination. May we maintain a clear perspective here on their progress and plight. Please share your thoughts and ask your questions.
P.S. (Thanks to Howard Garrett of Orca Network for the “orcasphere” name.)
Your article “Scientists Seek to Silence Sonar in the Salish Sea” was recently posted on the Protect Olympic Peninsula Facebook page, a community now numbering over 3400 that was established following the discovery of the Navy’s plan for an electronic warfare range over our Olympic National Forest and Park. There is currently another “comment” period on a supplemental EA regarding changes they want to make in a previous EIS. Key is adding 720 sonobuoys instead of 20. They say that none of this will harm anything. We’d hope that some from your team would be willing to put your comments and articles on our page, and that you’d choose to send your comments to the Navy.Thank you.///
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