Southern resident killer whales are facing extinction, while orcas in British Columbia and southeast Alaska are growing in numbers. These whales in a better habitat expose why Puget Sound's orcas are suffering.
Follow the link to the Seattle Times website - the story is accompanied by moving photos and video of the Southern Residents and the Northern Residents.
And here's how you can help: Contact Governor Jay Inslee today.
Thank Governor Inslee for establishing the Orca Recovery Task Force earlier this year - then ask him to move quickly to support and/or enact its recommendations - including the two critical recommendations to (1) increase spill at the federal dams on the lower Snake and lower Columbia rivers in time for the 2019 juvenile out-migration, and (2) convene the Tribal/stakeholder to identify concerns and develop key elements of a dam removal transition plan for the lower Snake River.