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Ron Hirschi, a local marine naturalist, is reporting Humbolt squid being caught on salmon gear in the central Strait of Juan de Fuca. Will they come all they way in in 2010? 11.30.09 Recreational salmon fishers are now catching them as far east as Sekiu in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch for further [...]
I was most impressed by this underwater photograph taken by Ingrid Visser of a New Zealand killer whale pursuing a mako shark. The associated article from the Daily Mail describes hunting techniques that smack of likely Southern Resident tactics: collaborative herding and stunning blows from the flukes. I wonder: does she have recordings of the [...]
It was like watching a lecture by a 19th century anthropologist just back from a scientific expedition deep in the Amazon jungle, enthralling the audience with incredible tales of outlandish natives and their curious customs.
Today’s the last day for killer whale advocates to ensure that the southern residents get some consideration in the power plan that guides the Pacific Northwest on a 20-year horizon and won’t be reviewed for 5 years. Currently, the complete plan PDF itself does not even include the words “orca” or “killer whale.” Clearly the [...]
Interesting to see the Holt et al, 2009, paper still in the popular press. This article provides a nice summary and connects the study to the proposed orca-vessel regulations. http://www.seattlemet.com/issues/archives/articles/orcas-salmon-1109/
<More photos> Just back from the meeting in which NOAA invited the public to comment on the proposed rules for vessel-orca interactions. Before a captive audience of Pacific salmon and rockfish, the 2.5 hours of public comment was dominated by the commercial whale watch, recreational and commercial fishing, and kayaking industries. It seems like a [...]
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 it’s sure to be nearly impossible to represent them. I say it’s time to stop [...]
Here is a great close-up of the teeth of an offshore killer whale from Rachael Griffin’s blog. Can you imagine the orca-shark battles and chewing that might have caused such incredible wear on so many huge teeth?!
This project could help raise awareness about the risk to SRKW recovery posed by persistent pollutants. Congrats to Anne, Chrissy, and the rest of the PTMSC team! PTMSC awarded $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its Orca Project Port Townsend, WA—Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum [...]
NOAA recently released an incidental take authorization associated with the Navy’s proposed expansion of the Northwest Range Training Complex. The authorization and associated Navy documents are Complex, indeed! Unfortunately, NOAA has allocated too little time for public comment on the . Below I’ve quoted an inspirational letter from Fred Felleman. Please emulate him and join [...]
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