May 22, 2015
Breaking News: Lolita’s new status as an endangered species; Northwest Whale Museums; How to be a Whale-Wise Kayaker
For the first time ever, the United States Navy has agreed to put their mid-frequency sonar training and testing and the use of powerful explosives off limits in large oceanic regions of important marine wildlife habitat.
There is a growing hope for the future of the Northwest’s Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population.
NOAA includes Takitae/Lolita as a protected member of the endangered Southern Resident orcas . . .
Forty-five years after she was seized from Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove, Lolita remains the sole surviving captive orca from the Southern Resident orca population . . .
Learn more about orcas and other marine wildlife of the Northwest . . .
Watching whales from a kayak is one of the most enjoyable activities people can do . . .