Author Monika Wieland Shields joins us to discuss her book, Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents. Learn how and why she started writing the book, her process, and hopes for the future. Monika tells the story of these whales from her personal experiences and also from a scientific standpoint, catching up the reader on some of the most up-to-date scientific research. On the human side of the story, Monika chose to include some of the more dramatic and political stories that surround the whale world. This book is perfect for everyone: from those just learning about whales to experienced naturalists!

Monika is also the President and c0-founder of the Orca Behavior Institute, an independent research nonprofit, and runs the blog Orca Watcher.

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