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$150k for transient orca skeleton education

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 … Continue reading

Time to review Navy’s NW neighborliness

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 … Continue reading

Proposed 200yd rule for orca watching boats

Received this from this morning.   Deadline for public comment is 5pm on Oct. 27, 2009.  It’s noteworthy that this announcement came the day after notice that Dawn Noren published a paper that suggests that most surface active behaviors occur … Continue reading

Progress for Skagit salmon

WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 July 10, 2009 Contact: Lora Leschner, (425) 775-1311 ext. 121 Portion of the Skagit Wildlife Area will close as work resumes on estuary … Continue reading

Political snapshot ’09Q2: lower Snake dam removal

Weeding through the records emerging from Judge Redden’s courtroom and the Obama administration’s latest meeting (distilled best by EarthJustice), it seems that Redden will not finalize a plan for Northwest Salmon until early August, 2009.  We in the orca and … Continue reading

U.S. climate change looks bad for salmon

Yesterday the U.S. Global Research Program announced the publication of a report that summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States. The chapter on the Pacific Northwest is ominous reading for salmon and orcas. Two … Continue reading

Near-record low chinook quota

There are hints here that the chinook runs in 2009 are expected to be mediocre… clipped from April 08, 2009 Contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705 2009 salmon fisheries approved Washington’s 2009 salmon fishing seasons, developed by WDFW and treaty … Continue reading

Elwha dam removal timing

Good news for Elwha salmon from the March NPS newsletter. Might dam removal begin in 2011, instead of 2012? I’m trying to keep track of the timeline (and be sure it doesn’t slip backwards) here. clipped from Work Progressing … Continue reading

Habitat use

Gregg Schorr for Brad, dive behavior Is dive depth related to prey preference? Do dive rates vary between pods, day/night, years? Is frequency of max dive depth constant over time? Prey field mapping in Sept, 2004 (after sockeye, during fall … 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