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

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.”

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