News

Orca-related news stories which Orca Behavior Institute contributed to or within which OBI work is referenced

July 21, 2021 ~ ‘Unprecedented’ absence of southern resident killer whales from Salish Sea concerns researchers (CTV Vancouver Island)

July 20, 2021 ~ 100 days without Js: J-Pod Absent from Core Summer Habitat for 100 Days and Counting (OBI)

July 1, 2021 ~ Heat wave hits NW salmon (KUOW)

January 29, 2021 ~ A group of orca outcasts is now dominating an entire sea (The Atlantic)

December 4, 2020 ~ Whale watching isn’t killing orcas – a lack of salmon is (Crosscut)

September 1, 2020 ~ Rare treat: endangered orcas return to Salish Sea in search of scarce salmon (KUOW)

July 30, 2020 ~ Ping! Orcas threatened by sonar plan, Inslee and enviros tell Navy (KUOW)

July 2, 2020 ~ Chinook salmon decimated, Southern Resident orcas are resident no more (Q13)

October 14, 2019 ~ Rare white killer whale spotted in Washington during mass orca sighting (Newsweek)

July 22, 2019 ~ Researchers Studying Endangered Pacific Northwest Orcas Feel Their Absence (REI)

July 16, 2019 ~ Salish Sea Orcas are going elsewhere for fish (KUOW)

July 7, 2019 ~ Southern resident orcas spotted after unusual absence: length of time away was unprecedented (Peninsula Daily News)

July 6, 2019 ~ Southern Resident killer whales absent from Salish Sea for first June on record (The Islands’ Sounder)

July 5, 2019 ~ Endangered resident killer whales, not seen for a month, spotted off Vancouver Island (CBC News)

July 5, 2019 ~ Researchers encouraged by return of killer whales to Salish Sea, but say food source must be replenished (Globe and Mail)

July 3, 2019 ~ Where are the Southern Resident orcas? Researchers see longest absence ever from summer waters (Seattle Times)

June 28, 2019 ~ Endangered orcas have been missing for 8 weeks. This is unprecedented, researchers say (KUOW)

March 1, 2019 ~ Endangered orca pod seen this week near Anacortes (Anacortes American)

February 26, 2019 ~ Orca groups call for immediate action to save Southern Residents (King5)

June 13, 2018 ~ Southern Resident orcas make late return to the Salish Sea (Anacortes American)

May 29, 2018 ~ Inslee calls Canada pipeline ‘profoundly damaging’, fears for orcas in surprise deal (Seattle Times)

May 18, 2018 ~ OBI announces publication of first peer-reviewed paper (OBI)

April 8, 2018 ~ First Sperm Whale Documented in Inland Washington Waters – Seen and Recorded by OBI (OBI)

December 11, 2017 ~ After rough years for orcas, these recent whale sightings are encouraging (KIRO7)

August 16, 2017 ~ 2017 Letter to Supporters (OBI)

December 1, 2016 ~ Announcement on Michael’s Departure (OBI)

June 22, 2016 ~ Orcas, Under Pressure, Adopt Killer Survival Strategy (Reed Magazine)

September 9, 2015 ~ Baby boom: A fifth orca calf for endangered southern resident pod (Victoria Times-Colonist)

September 7, 2015 ~ PRESS RELEASE: New Orca Calf Underscores Importance of Salmon Recovery (OBI)