We are excited to bring you insightful conversations with the people and heroes playing a vital role in the effort to protect and save the 75 critically endangered Southern Resident Orcas. Whom we all love.
The Orcas Told the Story
f you haven't read or listened to the audio book Lost Frequency and you love orcas....go and do it as soon as possible. This is a fantastic book and we were lucky enough to sit down with author Barry Swanson and his partner Marine Naturalist Rachelle Hayden to talk about his book, the state of the Southern Resident Orcas, and what all of us can do to help. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we had making it.
Cy and Snow
Breaching the Lower Four Snake River Dams by Jim Waddell
Jim Waddell is a retired Civil Engineer from the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served for 36 years. Over the last 6 years Jim has been leading the movement to breach the lower four snake river dams in order to save the salmon and Southern Resident Orca populations with his "Dam Sense" recommendations. Jim speaks with us in depth about the importance of why breaching is so critical this year, the complexities, the logistics, the cost, and the bureaucracy we all have to overcome in order save our orcas.
Gary Sutton and Tasli Shaw
Internationally famous Gary Sutton (Pro Orca Photographer) and Tasli Shaw (Renowned Orca Artist) joined us from Vancouver Island in this PNW Protectors podcast episode to share some mind blowing Orca stories, a Canadian perspective of the plight of the Southern Resident Orcas (SRKW), and ways we all can help Save Our Orcas. Prepare yourself for an amazing hour long journey with these two incredible souls. Enjoy!
Co-Extinction Film: A SRKW Documentary Series
Gloria and Elena, co-directors or Co-Extinction Film, share with us their experiences of what it's like to tackle a documentary series about such a powerful topic: the co-extinction of chinook salmon and the Southern Resident Orcas. Neither of them have had ever made films before, but through social media and sheer will, they brought together a powerful team of cinematographers and film crew from around the globe to help create what is to be surely to be one of the most powerful conservation series of 2019.
Searching for Chinook: Documentary Film about the Southern Resident Orcas
Alex and Maria spent 3 months this summer on SJI filming their movie "Searching for Chinook." What they couldn't have known was the tragic events of Tahlequah (J-35) pushing her dead calf for 18 days over 1,000 miles as well as young Scarlet (J-50) dying after a long fight with starvation during their filming timeline. Alex and Maria felt it was going to be a tough summer, but they had no idea the amount of drama they would be capturing everyday filming the orcas, politicians, scientists, and Orca experts.
Saving the SRKW with Dr. Joe Gaydos
Dr. Joe Gaydos spoke to us about the science behind breaching the Lower Four Snake River Dams, his summer up close and personal with the Southern Resident Orcas, and ways each and every individual can save our Orcas!
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What an inspiring and captivating podcast!! Shedding knowledge and light into the world. Thank you for all you do to help save the SRKW!!
Informative and captivating
Rich with information and calls to action surrounding the southern resident killer whales and the Pacific Northwest ocean ecosystem. A great way to get immersed in the topic if you are new or looking to learn more. Hosts Cy and Snow are charming and gentle, I really enjoy listening to what they put together.
PNW protectors precious projects
Incredible essential informations for anyone who love and care about preserving the life of the Southern Resident Orcas and Salmon of the Salish Sea, risking extinction. Precious informations to inform and restore the ecosystem of this precious part of the world. We are all in this together, in the hope to save these precious species from co-extinction.