Plant Trees at the Maury Island Marine Park

Spend a fun-filled day at a beautiful park with other orca and salmon enthusiasts! The Maury Island Marine Park was once a former gravel mine the large sections of the surface including all vegetation removed. Whale Scout volunteers have helped King County Parks reforest this site over the last several years but there are still […]

Are Pink Salmon a Threat to Southern Resident Orcas? Salmon Scientist Dr. Greg Ruggerone weighs in.

Dr. Greg Ruggerone joins us in-studio to discuss interesting biennial trends related to the boom and bust abundance levels of pink salmon and Southern Resident killer whale births and deaths. Since Southern Resident killer whales don’t directly prey upon pink salmon in a significant way, what’s the connection here? Dr. Greg Ruggerone walks us through […]

Q13 News: Southern Resident killer whales missing from the Salish Sea

Unprecedented – no Southern Resident killer whales seen in the inland waters of WA or B.C. for eight weeks. That’s most of May and all of June which is branded Orca Action Month. “The absence of Southern Residents tells us that the ecosystem is out of balance,” Said Whitney Neugebauer, the director of Whale Scout. […]