In March of 2019 L pod made an appearance in California capturing media attention following a dearth of sightings. That got Southern Resident killer whale enthusiasts asking what they were eating. Although this area is a normal part of the whales’ range, less attention is sometimes given to the importance of this habitat and the salmon that originate these local rivers. Dr. Robert Lusardi joins us to discuss the Klamath River dam removal plans, the current status of salmon populations, and the threats they face.

Learn more! In this podcast we referenced: State of the Salmonids report that we published in 2017. Inland Fishes of California, Peter Moyle.

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