Orcas on the Edge – National Wildlife Magazine

Orcas on the Edge – National Wildlife Magazine

This little gem caught my eye while I was browsing my email. Part of a typically well orchestrated campaign by the National Wildlife Foundation – the email was asking my support in Adopting an Orca!

Good idea or not. Is it true? Are the orca really within a 100 years of extinction? What about the salmon that they feed on? The email pointed out that this combined with global warming, toxic pollution, and vessel noise are all contributing factors.

And I sit and think of the one line from the Whale Museum visit that I made this summer that has stuck with me. In the context of talking about why orca go to certain beachs and rub themselves on the gravel. “We don’t know why.”

There is so much about these magnificent creatures that indeed we don’t know. One thing we do know though – they are a part of an intricate web of life that throbs and thrills throughout the Salish Sea and its archipelago. If I needed inspiration to encourage me in exploring this web this is it.

 



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