Weeks in Whales: August 5 – August 18, 2019

By James Christensen – Staff Writer Welcome to Weeks in Whales for August 5 – August 18, 2019 Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  Today, we’re combining two weeks worth of news about orcas, the environment, and we’ve just come back from a brief hiatus! The past few weeks have been filled with ups and downs. Three new deaths have led to the Southern Resident Orca population in the Salish Sea dropping to 73. However, the…

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This Week in Whales: July 22 – July 28, 2019

By James Christensen – Staff Writer Welcome to This Week in Whales for July 22 – July 28 2019! Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  Following on from our video on YouTube about saving Lolita (Tokitae) featuring Kurt Russo, we recently released another one featuring Dr. Lori Marino! That was out 27 July, 2019 – the date of Liberation4Lolita rallies around the world. Watch that over on the Skaana YouTube channel! And now, here are some…

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This Week in Whales: July 15 – July 21, 2019

By James Christensen – Staff Writer Welcome to This Week in Whales for July 15 – July 21 2019! Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  This has been a very busy week here at Skaana! We have a few great new podcast episodes in the works and are back to updating our YouTube channel and posting videos on IGTV! Our newest YouTube video is an excerpt from the most recent podcast episode about the Lummi Nation’s…

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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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