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Photo by Carl Safina. Killer whales off San Juan Island, Washington State.

Southern Resident killer whale population is running out of salmon, running out of time

The Southern Resident killer whales are starving to death. Seven members of the critically endangered population died in 2016, including Granny, the oldest killer whale in the world and the leader of the Southern Residents. This unique community… Read More
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California bans orca breeding and entertainment, SeaWorld feels the bite of public opinion

Co-authored by Erica Cirino When Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation last week banning orca breeding and theatrical performances in California, effective June 2017, he did something huge: he put an official beginning to the end of using… Read More
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As salmon dwindle, whales die

Co-authored by Carl Safina Governor Jay Inslee visited the San Juan Islands over Labor Day weekend for two reasons: to secure voters, and to get a little peace and quiet. While he did find those two things, he… Read More
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