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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 fight for the orcas. The video is about the Lummi’s plans to bring Tokitae (Lolita) home.

Watch that here!

In addition, we have another video on Tokitae out soon, featuring an excerpt from our episode featuring Dr. Lori Marino! That should be out 27 July, 2019 – the date of Liberation4Lolita rallies around the world.

And now, here are some of the latest stories about oceans, the environment and important issues that we’ve shared this past week:

‘In the presence of greatness’: Rare sighting of Blue whale off of B.C. coast

Whale mothers and calves whisper to avoid attracting predators

7 Dead Gray Whales Wash Up on the Shores of Alaska in a Single Weekend

The Lummi Nation Has a Simple Idea to Save Orcas: Get More Chinook in the Water

IUCN red list reveals wildlife destruction from treetop to ocean floor

Pamela Anderson calls on SeaWorld to release B.C. orca

Richard Branson cuts off SeaWorld as debate rages over captive whales and dolphins

To end off this week’s update, let’s look back on our Skaana Podcast episode featuring Caitlyn Vernon of the BC Sierra Club – Caitlyn Vernon on the Great Bear Rainforest, the secret origin of Sierra Club BC & listening like an orca!

And of course, if you’d like to see more from us and help Skaana in our fight for orcas, oceans and the environment feel free to support us on Patreon!


James Christensen is a writer, content creator, and social media marketing nerd currently residing in Victoria, British Columbia. He’s written about people, technology, and the environment, along with creating the online documentary series “The Art of Failure”. Feel free to check him out on Twitter and on YouTube!

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