About the Class
Many species of cetaceans make the Salish Sea their home for part or all of the year. Whales are an indicator of the health of our oceans, and their fates are often interwoven with other marine species. The humpback whale has recovered from near extinction and is an incredible success story. Gray whales have also recovered from whaling, but have recently experienced a steep decline. Salish Sea orcas present a fascinating juxtaposition between two ecotypes, one thriving and one endangered.
In this session, Cindy will provide some comparisons and status updates on these species and offer actions that can be taken by the public to help create a healthy future for our cetacean neighbors