This series highlights the threads connecting Southern Residents' health, well-being, and chances for successful recovery. Southern Residents are connected to other species in the ecosystem, such as salmon; components of the ecosystem, including terrestrial and aquatic habitats; and all of us—our everyday choices for recreation, yard care, transportation, and many other actions have profound impacts on the species and the ecosystems.
You'll hear from scientists, recovery managers, fish biologists, and others who are working to understand and address the risks to the whales. Some of the efforts they will highlight will be familiar, and others are emerging. We will explain both the challenges we face and the progress we are making.
No-Impact Whale Watching: The Whale Trail Builds Knowledge of Whales and Support for Recovery
Learn more about no-impact whale watching
Fishery Council Seeks Input on Protecting Prey for Endangered Killer Whales
Learn more about options for protecting Southern Resident prey
What is Nearshore Habitat and Why Does it Matter to Orcas?
Learn more about why nearshore habitat matters
Sound Strategy: Hunting with the Southern Residents, Part 2
Learn more about how killer whales tell one salmon from another with sound
Sound Strategy: Hunting with the Southern Residents, Part 1
Learn more about how researchers study the foraging behavior of killer whales
L41 is Missing. What Does This Mean for the Southern Residents?
Learn more about L41’s broad genetic influence on the population
Researchers Probe Orca Poop for Microplastics: Part 2
Learn more about how microplastics end up in killer whales
Researchers Probe Orca Poop for Microplastics: Part 1
Learn more about microplastics in whale feces
Killer Whale Recovery Begins With Salmon Habitat, and That Begins With You
Learn how you can help improve salmon habitat
West Coast Salmon Fishing and Southern Residents: Part 2
Learn how you can take part in the public process of setting salmon seasons
West Coast Salmon Fishing and Southern Residents: Part 1
Learn more about the impact of salmon fishing on Southern Residents