By James Christensen – Staff Writer
Welcome to Weeks in Whales for August 5 – August 18, 2019
Welcome back to This Week in Whales!
Today, we’re combining two weeks worth of news about orcas, the environment, and we’ve just come back from a brief hiatus! The past few weeks have been filled with ups and downs.
Three new deaths have led to the Southern Resident Orca population in the Salish Sea dropping to 73. However, the two Southern Resident babies have been spotted thriving in the wild.
We also saw the anniversary of the capture and imprisonment of the orca, Lolita (Tokitae), who is still being held in a concrete tank in the Miami Seaquarium.
There’s much, much work to do to make sure the Southern Resident orcas not only don’t go extinct, but can lead healthy lives in the wild.
And now, here are some of the latest stories about oceans, the environment and important issues that we’ve shared this past week:
To end off this week’s update, let’s look back on an episode of the Skaana Podcast – Aube Giroux on Modified Salmon and the Fishy World of GMOs!
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!