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Raven Sky
- 4001 days ago -
The Southern Resident Pod of Orcas here in Washington are on the ESA. The most toxic cetacean on the planet. Start today by using biodegradable products, shorter showers, hang clothes to dry, use stainless steel instead of plastic.. do your part Today!


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Cher C (1426)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 10:44 am
Thnx Raven!

Lucien Pan Morningstar (217)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 11:02 am
noted great resource thank for posting it

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 11:10 am
taking this kind of personal action is a daily practice. It begins with us. I am now officially a Certified Marine Naturalist and live and reside in the waters these Orcas live in as well. Sometimes changing our consciousness and daily practices is a difficult one, yet we ultimately are the healers that can help heal. Appearances are deceiving and the Georgia Straight/Pudget Sound and often referred to as the Salish Sea look pretty from the surface, yet underneath is a different story. One of our residents that passed on a couple of years ago they were able to necropsy, Orcas usually disapear when they pass on. Anyway with Everett they were able to necropsy him and he was full of PCB's. PCB's are no longer used, yet daily overuse of our energy sources contributes heavily to our environment. Our Orcas are the most toxic Cetacean on the planet. Toxins accumulate within them and get passed on through the Mothers milk to the Calves, thus shortening their life span, when healthy the females will live to up to 100, and males to 60-70. By changing our own personal habits we can shift this now. Thank everyone.

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Wednesday April 2, 2008, 11:11 am
Noted with thanks, Raven.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 11:26 am
Please watch and view, the live Orcas Cam from the Center for whale Research.. Very awesome!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 12:31 pm
Raven, you are a GREAT HAWKEYE for the mammals. Thank you for this information.

Donna Smith (43)
Wednesday April 2, 2008, 4:17 pm

avril k (52)
Thursday April 3, 2008, 4:55 am

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Thursday April 3, 2008, 4:19 pm
thanks everyone! here is an update. I was out at Lime Kiln today (otherwise known as Whale Watch Park for my class through WSU.. called Volunteer Beachwatchers, a conservation envro/ed course. Anyway, J Pod ( our mostly yearound resident Orcas pod arrived yesterday. Full Pod showed up including J2(Granny) estimated 97 years old and Ruffles J1 known for his 6 foot somewhat crooked dorsal fin... at around 50years.. anyway, that is good, although J14, Samish's (J43) calf from last year not with the group. This is sad, as the Calf most likely died. They stay with their families... The toxins really get to the calves as years of built up from Pcb's get passed through the milk.. bummer... although we did see some Dalls Porpoise feeding today, and Harbor Seals... Anyway, thanks again and join Orcas network to keep tabs on whats happening.

River W (37)
Friday April 4, 2008, 9:23 pm
Their main problem is water contaminated by fertilizer and insecticide runoff. Primarily effects males ability to reproduce. Also, many males die before maturity. People need to switch from grass lawns to natural native plants with no need for the chemicals.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 10:22 am
thanks River... there are many factors that cause problems in the population... hopefully we can convey this message to enough people to change their habits!! changing fertizers would greatly reduce so many horrid toxins.. and run-off is definitely a huge problem....

Elena P (549)
Thursday April 17, 2008, 5:12 am
Noted as well. Thank you!
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