June is Orca Month! Learn about how Orca Month got started and has grown into an enormous event with numerous events throughout the West Coast. Susan talks about this year’s highlights. Make your plans now!
Expert naturalist and local artist Sara Hysong-Shimazu discusses what’s been going on with so many Transient type killer whales in Puget Sound this spring plus stories of some of her favorite local whales. She also breaks down how these orcas are named – a system much different than Resident type killer whales.
Learn more about the need for a wildlife hospital for marine mammals and turtles in Puget Sound. Lesanna Lahner, Executive Director and Veterinarian, explains why SR3’s mission is so important and how their group will work with other organizations currently working with stranded animals. Plus, how YOU can help!
NOAA scientist Dawn Noren talks about studying contaminants transferred from killer whales to their calves. This work on captive animals can help understand the physiology of Southern Resident killer whales and some of the challenges they face as an endangered distinct population segment.
Ari Friedlaender talks with us about his research on whales in Antarctica. His work is featured on National Geographic’s show Continent 7: Antarctica which has it’s season finale on Tuesday, December 20th. Learn how whales are recovering from whaling and responding to climate change in Antarctica, plus how you can tag along on his next trip!
We’re back and joined by Monika Wieland talking about the upcoming CALF workshop in Friday Harbor and her latest projects researching killer whales with her new group Orca Behavior Institute. Learn about the latest steps being taken to protect killer whales and how your voice is needed to make a difference.
We’re joined IN STUDIO with David Bain, killer whale biologist, and Emily Sprong, new Executive Director of Friends of North Creek Forest to chat about our upcoming Helpin’ Out event on June 27th! Learn about the last great forest in Bothell, Washington and how you can help. David Bain answers why baby killer whales around four or five months of age have splotchy skin – something we’re seeing on J51 and L121 these days.