Our latest episode of Skaana is a special news bulletin with an update on the status of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and what’s happening in Canada and the US to help save this unique community.
These orcas are starving.
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Meanwhile, Canada’s National Energy Board — which pretty much never met a pipeline they didn’t like – declared that if everything goes perfectly according to plan with the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, if not a drop of oil is ever spilled that the increased tanker traffic will have “significant adverse effects” on the southern resident orcas.
Experts on both sides of the border are no longer shying away from the E Word. “Extinction.”
Not long ago we lost Granny – J2 – the world’s oldest orca and the matriarch of the southern residents. The last known photo of Granny shows her feeding a salmon to a baby whale – because that’s what orcas do.
Older orcas will give up their food, they will risk their freedom, they will starve to death to save their babies.
It’s time for Canada and the US to look at fisheries closures… Now. To give up our food – and pass on some primo sushi – to save these orcas.
In upcoming episodes, we’ll have guests in to talk about what needs to be done NOW to save this community, this unique culture.
We’re featuring this art by Tasli Shaw to help get the word out. Please share it.
If we’re going to save these orcas, this unique future, we need to save the Chinook.