While we’re home staying safe there are not one but TWO opportunities to tell our leaders that dams and salmon do not mix. Endangered Southern Resident killer whales need these fish to live, reproduce, and thrive once again. The two comment periods focus on the Columbia/Snake River system dam operations and a proposal for a […]
It takes more than a village, it takes a whole pod!
To show our gratitude and appreciation for our supporters, volunteers, and partners, we’re offering free gift mugs with any donation of $50 or more! Be kind to the environment by using this beautiful ceramic mug over and over again. The Whale Scout logo is etched directly into the mug so it will never rub off […]
On July 5th J and K pods finally returned to the inland waters of Washington after an unprecedented absence. Thrilling whale watchers on boats and on shore, the killer whales spent most of the day shuffling back and forth on the west side of San Juan Island before making a trip north towards the mouth […]
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. […]
How is your work as a volunteer supporting the health of our local Southern Resident orcas? This is a question we should be considering, especially during June, which is Orca Action Month. Recent media stories have highlighted the plight of our Southern Resident orcas and describe how they are struggling to survive. Understanding how our collective actions […]
Whale Scout, a nonprofit organization based in King County, Washington is looking for summer interns to assist with salmon habitat restoration and outreach/educational activities with the public. Dedicated to protecting Pacific Northwest whales through land-based conservation experiences, Whale Scout takes a boots-on-the-ground approach to recovering endangered Southern Resident killer whales and the salmon they rely […]
Just announced on May 31st, a new calf has been spotted with J pod! The Whale Centre found J pod whales off Tofino on May 30th and photographed a young calf with the typical orange coloration on the white patches. Photos were sent to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada and the Center […]
Now that the legislative session is over, where do the Orca Task Force recommendations stand? Has progress been made? The BOLD team has the answers in this easy-to-read scorecard.
The Seattle-area’s largest day of charitable giving is May 8th! Thanks to the support of a generous donor, every donation given through Give Big will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000! Beat the rush and schedule your donation today! Donate here. Hear from our supporters why they decided to Give Big to Whale […]