3 minutes to tell us how we are doing and you could win $100 on Kenmore Air and a mug!

Whale Scout wants to know how we’re making an impact so we can make improvements in the future. Could you take just three minutes of your time to tell us how we’re doing? Please complete this survey by July 24th to be entered into the drawing for prizes. Must be 18 and older, one entry […]

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. […]

Director Co-Authors Blog: Everything is connected from the tree tops to the whales’ flukes

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 […]

Job Opening: Summer Internships

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 […]

New Calf in J Pod Kicks off Orca Action Month on a High Note!

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.

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.

BOLD Guide to Helping Orcas in the 2019 Washington State Legislature

Beginning in January 2019, many of the recommendations from the Orca Task force will enter a new process in Olympia. Many recommendations need funding in order to be implemented, others need legislative approval. Your voice is needed in order for important measures to actually move forward to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales and the […]

A Guide for BOLD Commenting on the final draft Orca Task Force Report

This is our last chance to tell the Task Force to go BOLD in Year 1 with their final recommendations to Governor Inslee to save the Southern Resident orcas. Earlier this month we came out with a simplified guide to the initial draft recommendations and public comment survey. Once again the four of us—Monika, Cindy, […]