Search Results for: orca

A map for including killer whales in NW fisheries managment

Just happened upon this nice synopsis of how WDFW views the various processes by which fishing harvests are governed in the Pacific Northwest. For me, this helps clarify which processes we killer whale advocates could influence to bolster the number … Continue reading

Long-term PCB fate and bioaccumulation

N long-term fate and bioaccumulation of PCBs in Puget Sound, Models of contaminant kinetics: Davis 2004 includes an active 10cm layer in Puget Sound Field data: In Puget Sound 1400kg PCBs (estimates range from 600-3500) are in active layer compared … Continue reading

Lynne Barre PSGB’09 talk

Implementation of the recovery plan for SRKWs Section 7 consultations: Looking at Federal actions (funding, permiting, regulating) that might affect hydropower (hatchery production), water treatment plants, sewer outfalls, in-water construction, upland projects, habitat restoration, research, tidal and wave energy, etc. … Continue reading

Salmon Habitat Conference this April

It appears this may only be for recipients of Salmon Recovery Board funds, but one goal of this site is help orca recovery advocates to understand and get involved with salmon recovery efforts. So, here ya go: clipped from … Continue reading

Puget Sound Partnership Education Summit

Live blog from the Puget Sound Partnership Education, Communication, and Outreach Summit.  The stated purpose of the Summit is “to revitalize the ECO Net and its relationship with the Puget Sound Partnership’s goals and priorities.” 9:15 Bill Ruckelshaus discussed need … Continue reading

Ship noise in Haro Strait 60% of time

I usually say that 20 ships per day transit Haro Strait, but this is the first time I’ve seen a sound budget estimate from Jeff Nystuen’s data. This article quotes him as saying that ships dominate the sound budget, making … Continue reading

A step towards ecosystem-based management?

Long Live the Kings announced in Dec 2008 an effort to implement internal changes at WDFW to manage salmon in an “All-H” framework — one that integrates decisions about Hatcheries, Harvest, and Habitat. Perhaps this is a step towards the … Continue reading

Killer whales call louder as vessel noise increases

This clipping from the NOAA/NWFSC Marine Mammal Program shows that southern residents are increasing the source level of their S1 calls by about 1dB for every decibel increase of the ambient noise level. Counts of vessels within 1km of the … Continue reading

Blackmouth and blackfish in Seattle

J, K, and members of L pod have been down in central and south Puget Sound quite a bit thus far this November and December.  The nice sighting maps at Orca Network show they’ve been sighted as far south as … Continue reading

BC salmon worse off than DFO says

We’ll need to examine the actual publication, but at first glance this new study demolishes what trust I had that DFO was doing a reasonable job of measuring escapement and managing the catch of B.C. salmon. It seems we should … Continue reading