This Week in Whales: July 8 – July 14, 2019

By James Christensen – Staff Writer Welcome to This Week in Whales for July 8 – July 14 2019! Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  This past week we’ve seen a lot happenings with whales around the world and near our home base of Victoria, BC.  We’ve seen the birth of a new baby orca calf,  two other Southern Resident orcas are  “missing,” and more whales have wash up dead on the Alaskan shores, once again…

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This Week in Whales: June 30 – July 8 2019

Welcome to This Week in Whales for June 30 – July 8 2019! Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  This past week we celebrated Canada Day here in British Columbia and across the Salish Sea it was Independence Day for our American friend! First off, Skaana host Mark Leiren-Young made two guest appearances! The first was on The Public Circle Podcast with Green MLA Adam Olsen where he talked about the Southern Resident Orcas and how…

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This Week in Whales: June 23 – June 29, 2019

Welcome to Our First This Week in Whales Post! This past week has been busy here at Skaana! We released a new podcast episode featuring Kurt Russo from the Lummi Nation Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office, discussing the Lummi and their relationships with orcas, started an official Skaana Instagram account, and now we’re bringing your our first ever This Week in Whales post at Skaana.org, featuring the stories we’ve posted and shared over the past week! Along with…

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Historian Jason Colby on the History and Future of the Southern Resident Orcas

http://traffic.libsyn.com/skaana/30_Jason_Colby_Talks_about_Namu.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Jason Colby (@jasoncolby2) author of Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator on the history of humanity’s relationship with orcas – and his personal connection to the capture era. “I refer to this sometimes as the unthinkable history of the Pacific North West.” Skaana podcasts connect you to news and experts and their discussions about oceans, orcas and the environment.…

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Wrong Times For the Right Whale

Why have the past few months been the deadliest in decades?Scientists are puzzled and looking for a solution as to why over 12 north atlanticAtlantic right whales have died in the past 2 months. A whale carcass was initially discovered in “west of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the south-central area of the gulf.” Since then 11 more have been found around the Gulf of St. Lawrence.As the situation becomes increasingly complex, the government is looking for…

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What’s Wrong With the Right Whales?

Right Whales, wrong times... Why have the past few months been the deadliest in decades?Scientists are puzzled and looking for a solution as to why over 12 north atlanticAtlantic right whales have died in the past 2 months. A whale carcass was initially discovered in “west of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the south-central area of the gulf.” Since then 11 more have been found around the Gulf of St. Lawrence.As the situation becomes increasingly complex, the…

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Southern Resident Orca Update: RIP Sonic & #stopkm

When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76.We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research just declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead. The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. J52 and Mom Our latest episode of Skaana is a special news bulletin with an update on the status of the Southern…

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Southern Resident Orca Update: RIP Sonic & #stopkm

When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76.We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research just declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead. The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. J52 and Mom Our latest episode of Skaana is a special news bulletin with an update on the status of the Southern…

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