Southern Residents Finally Return!

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 …

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.

GIVE BIG May 8th and DOUBLE your impact!

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 …

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, …

Simplified Guide To the Draft Orca Task Force Report

Commenting on the recent draft Orca Task Force Recommendations is important however the language makes it fairly difficult for the public to adequately engage with the process, BUT HELP IS HERE! We’ve been working working with our partners very quickly to pull together a simplified version of the report for you to use as a guide …