Today we celebrate sharks, especially those who live in the Pacific Northwest!
Dr. Fearnbach and colleagues successfully completed the final week of their month-long health assessment of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population.
Week 3 from the San Juan Islands gave us more images of Bigg’s (transient) killer whales (including a predation event) and two humpback whales.
An endangered fin whale, the second largest animal in the world next to the blue whale, was found dead in Commencement Bay on Friday, May 12th. A necropsy was performed to learn more about what happened - read on!
Increased herring presence actually relieves the predation stress on salmon and helps salmon populations flourish. It's all about having a healthy food web!
Dr. Fearnbach and colleagues have had a successful start to their ongoing project to assess the health of the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales around the San Juan Islands, check it out!
Dr. Fearnbach sent one last update from Piedras Blancas lighthouse before heading up to the San Juan Islands!