Aug. 15, 2018

SUFB 536: How The Decline Of Chinook Salmon Is Effecting The Southern Resident Orca Population

SUFB 536: How The Decline Of Chinook Salmon Is Effecting The Southern Resident Orca Population

The Southern Resident Orca Population are considered a Schedule 1 Endangered Species by the Canadian Species At Risk Act. The main reason for the decline of the Orca population which only has 75 individuals left is because of the lack of Chinook...


The Southern Resident Orca Population are considered a Schedule 1 Endangered Species by the Canadian Species At Risk Act. The main reason for the decline of the Orca population which only has 75 individuals left is because of the lack of Chinook Salmon, this according to Dr. Naomi Rose. 

Dr. Naomi Rose is our guest on the podcast today in the second of a two-part interview where we discussed the endangered Orca population.

Naomi describes some of the biggest barriers (physical and policy) that are creating such a low level population of the Orcas' only food source. There are some quick fixes that will help Salmon and Orca populations increase...and no, it's not a sea lion cull.

Enjoy the Podcast!!!

Check out our new Deep Dive show where Naomi discusses why an increase in SeaWorld business is proof that the Blackfish Effect is working!!!