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Alt. 4 Summit, Sept. 7 2018: Ken Balcomb

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Ken Balcomb explains why we need to save the endangered southern resident killer whales

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Alt. 4 Summit, Sept. 7 2018: Ken Balcomb

  1. 1. Alt 4 at the Burke
  2. 2. J50 September 6, 2017
  3. 3. J50 September 3, 2018
  4. 4. The “Resident” Story derives from the North Atlantic Ocean fish-eating ecotype SRKW NRKW Alaska RKW Aleutian RKW Kamchatka RKW Kamchatka RKWJapan RKW
  5. 5. Sea Level - the Pleistocene to now Holocene Humans Resident Transient
  6. 6. “Resident” KW mortality and Chinook Salmon Abundance
  7. 7. “Resident” KW and Chinook Salmon
  8. 8. West Coast Chinook Salmon Runs • – – • • – • – – • • – – •
  9. 9. West Coast Chinook Salmon Runs • – – • • – • – – • • – – • Canada/DFO Responsibility
  10. 10. West Coast Chinook Salmon Runs • – – • • – • – – • • – – • Canada/DFO Responsibility California Responsibility
  11. 11. West Coast Chinook Salmon Runs • – – • • – • – – • • – – • Canada/DFO Responsibility California Responsibility Our Responsibility
  12. 12. We still call them “Resident” SRKWs in Core Summer Habitat 118 Days, often members of all three pods!
  13. 13. Shall we still call the fish-eaters “Resident”? Do we want them as neighbors? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1-May-2017 3-May-2017 5-May-2017 7-May-2017 9-May-2017 11-May-2017 13-May-2017 15-May-2017 17-May-2017 19-May-2017 21-May-2017 23-May-2017 25-May-2017 27-May-2017 29-May-2017 31-May-2017 2-Jun-2017 4-Jun-2017 6-Jun-2017 8-Jun-2017 10-Jun-2017 12-Jun-2017 14-Jun-2017 16-Jun-2017 18-Jun-2017 20-Jun-2017 22-Jun-2017 24-Jun-2017 26-Jun-2017 28-Jun-2017 30-Jun-2017 2-Jul-2017 4-Jul-2017 6-Jul-2017 8-Jul-2017 10-Jul-2017 12-Jul-2017 14-Jul-2017 16-Jul-2017 18-Jul-2017 20-Jul-2017 22-Jul-2017 24-Jul-2017 26-Jul-2017 28-Jul-2017 30-Jul-2017 1-Aug-2017 3-Aug-2017 5-Aug-2017 7-Aug-2017 9-Aug-2017 11-Aug-2017 13-Aug-2017 15-Aug-2017 17-Aug-2017 19-Aug-2017 21-Aug-2017 23-Aug-2017 25-Aug-2017 27-Aug-2017 29-Aug-2017 31-Aug-2017 2-Sep-2017 4-Sep-2017 6-Sep-2017 8-Sep-2017 10-Sep-2017 12-Sep-2017 14-Sep-2017 16-Sep-2017 18-Sep-2017 20-Sep-2017 22-Sep-2017 24-Sep-2017 26-Sep-2017 28-Sep-2017 30-Sep-2017 NumberofJ,K,andLPodWhalesPresentinCoreSummerHabitat Number of Southern Resident Killer Whales Present in Core Summer Habitat J, K, L Pods - May - September 2017 L Pod K Pod J Pod Geography Code: CORE 77 Whales prior to loss of J52, then 76 whales * 7/1: Resident calls heard on the hydrophones during the night. 8/4: Resident calls heard on the hydrophones during the night. * * * 9/12: 19 Ls not confirmed to be present in the "core summar habitat", but likely to be present based on loca ons the previous day and the following day. ** 9/21-9/22: Whereabouts of J pod whales and L87 uknown. Believed to be in the Strait of Georgia, north of current curi cal habitat. **** Copyright 2017 J. Cogan. / Center for Whale Research. Use in media releases, independent research, presenta ons, and publica ons requires wri en approval from Center for Whale Research SRKW Presence in Core Summer Habitat May – September 2017 Small groups of SRKWs in Core Summer Habitat on 43 days in 2017!
  14. 14. The Salish Sea needs Recovery - Yes But, the whales urgently need hundreds of thousands of non-toxic Chinook to survive, and that is why I have been advocating immediate recovery of the Snake River.

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