Whales in Puget Sound, come watch whales with our awesome team of volunteers, the death of L120, Marine Naturalists get together to take action, movie screening of Damnation, Whale Scout habitat restoration and more! Click the player below!
Hear what I’ve been up to as the summer is winding down and as Whale Scout gets ready for fall whales! Listen to what I found interesting at Whale Museum lectures this summer and how you could redeem awesome and unique PERKS for donating to Whale Scout!
Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research and featured character of the new book War of the Whales, a True Story by Joshua Horwitz is our special guest! On this episode of the Whale Scout podcast Ken and I discuss the book and other possible Navy/whale interactions including his thoughts on what might have happened to endangered Southern Resident orca Sooke (L112) who died in 2012 of “blunt force trauma” from an unknown source.
Listen in to Dawn Noren, NOAA Research Biologist and key author of the hot off the press 10 year report on the research and conservation efforts made to understand and help protect Southern Resident killer whales. As a researcher, Noren explains what we have learned over the last ten years, what’s surprised her, and what fascinating new research questions scientists are working to answer in the next ten years.
Join Whitney as she discusses the last week of awesome orca encounters from San Juan Island including some surface vocalizations caught on tape! Follow along in the blog post below for photos! The podcast also features the latest news and upcoming book releases.
We are joined IN STUDIO for a very special show with David Bain, marine mammal biologist, orca expert, environmental educator, and Vice President of Friends of North Creek Forest! Listen in as we talk about why orca lovers should spend more time in the forest and how you can get involved next week at our first ever Whale Scout Helpin’ Out special event!
Interview with Donna Sandstrom, plus news and more!
This week we interview Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail as she kicks off Orca Tour 2014! Orca Tour will travel from Canada to California with presenter Erich Hoyt. We also talk recent news about the petition to expand Southern Resident killer whale critical habitat to offshore areas of the Pacific coast. Other news from the recent Orca Salmon workshop and the Marine Naturalist gear up on San Juan Island is also discussed. If you love the podcast, please link it elsewhere and help spread the word! Thank you everyone!
Interview with Dr. Brad Hanson, plus news and more
This week we are talking all things orca! Over the last couple of weeks we have had many sightings of killer whales (orcas) including an unusual visit from our resident group, K pod. K pod traveled all the way down Puget Sound through the Narrows! Dr. Brad Hanson, killer whale researcher with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, was on the water with K pod that day and is our guest on the show. Listen as he talks about what K pod may have been doing in Puget Sound along with the latest updates on his research. Plus, news and upcoming events, including how you can get involved with Whale Scout Helpin’ Out at North Creek Forest on May 10th! If you love the podcast, please link it elsewhere and help spread the word! Thank you everyone!
Photo Courtesy: Brad Hanson
Interview with Dr. Steven Swartz, plus news and more
Listen in on our first-ever podcast featuring Dr. Steven Swartz, author of the new book “Lagoon Time.” You can buy this amazing book here. I had a wonderful time interviewing Dr. Swartz about the San Ignacio Lagoon, gray whale migration, and more! I will have a blog post and video diary up within a few weeks, so keep checking back! Also, if you love the podcast, please link it elsewhere and help spread the word! Thank you everyone!