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I’ve been wondering who herds the cats during the North of Falcon process. We orca advocates should start understanding and interacting with the process, ultimately so that the southern residents have a place at the table! clipped from wdfw.wa.gov December 01, 2008 Fish and Wildlife Commission appoints interim WDFW director OLYMPIA—In a special meeting today, [...]
The appended email from the “Columbia and Snake River Campaigns” provides a helpful synopsis (despite the awful typos) of recent legal activity regarding the management of salmon in the river system. I find it noteworthy that the supporting quotes (and the email overall) make no mention of killer whales and their need for Columbia/Snake salmon. [...]
The southern residents typically migrate all the way down to California’s Monterey Bay, often arriving there in January. The presumably feed on salmon returning to or departing WA, OR, and CA rivers. Below is an interesting article — in part because members of all three pods have been sighted in the Salish Sea multiple times [...]
After hearing Sandra O’Neill talk about how resident Chinook are so much more contaminated with PCBs and PDBEs than offshore Chinook, I’m wondering if WDFW shouldn’t encourage harvesting of all blackmouth in a manner that maximizes the sequesteration of bioaccumulating toxins in landfills and/or humans. Maybe we could limit recreational, commerical, and tribal catch of [...]
Dave’s doing a good job of getting the Draft Action Agenda out in the public eye. I’ll have to give it a read before the 20th when comments are due, but it’s distressing that he mentions neither the profound risk of an oil spill decimating the southern residents, nor the potential impact of underwater noise [...]
This is an hour-long conversation about southern resident killer whales involving Dave Dix, Brad Hanson, and Robin Baird on KUOW’s weekday with Steve Sher. With luck there will be similar conversations about the state of Puget Sound as we all digest the Puget Sound Partnship’s Draft Action Agenda – 06Nov2008. clipped from www.kuow.org Orcas Dying [...]
The funds from the Pacific Salmon Commission could be a great catalyst of research about the behavior and ecology of the Chinook and chum salmon that southern residents appear to prefer. This decrease in endowment coupled with the recent news of losses in the SRKW population — possibly related to starvation — add up to [...]
Theses and grey literature related to southern residents can be hard to find and share. The Orcasphere library eases your pain by providing such documents in PDF format. Recent additions are the theses of Sara Heimlich-Boran and Monika Wieland. Other hard-to-obtain theses that have been archived are those by: Fred Felleman, Rich Osborne, Andy Foote, [...]
1986: Feeding ecology of the killer whale (4.4Mb) “Feeding ecology of the killer whale (Orcinus orca)” by Fred Felleman. A Masters thesis (177 pages) from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. 1988: Association patterns and social dynamics in greater Puget Sound (3.4Mb) “Association patterns and social dynamics of killer whales (Orcinus [...]
Theses Masters and PhD theses related to orcas and their ecosystem(s). 2002: Do orcas use symbols? (208K) An online treatise by Howard Garrett positing that the theory of symbolic interactionism may help account for the divergent and complex cultural traditions found in sympatric orca populations. (October, 2002; 15 page PDF.) 2005: Proposed conservation plan for [...]
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