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Experts Fear That Pudget Sound Resident Orcas Will Become Extinct!

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Raven Sky
- 3862 days ago -
This is a very unpleasant thought. I wish and pray that health and abundant food comes back into the sound which is in peril. The residents are lacking proper food, filled with toxins and the population is depleted... what can we do?


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Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 11:16 am
There are several meetings that have been taking place with the Puget Sound Partnership to discuss action needed to save the sound, the Orcas... I will try to keep everyone posted.... This is serious stuff.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 11:33 am
thanks Nyack for noting... send prayers and if you are in the position.. supporting the Whale museum is a plus.. thanks sweet friend..

Leonor A (259)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 12:17 pm

Judith Jaehn (199)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 12:21 pm
Where are all the Salmon going? Are they being fished out or are they dying from all the horrific toxins? How much fuel is spilling from all of the boats that go out in Pudget Sound? This is just awful! Terrible! Please Raven, keep us posted and let us know what we can do to help! Judith! Noted!

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 12:26 pm
Thanks leonor... and thanks Judith.. Overfishing, damming are all playing a critical roll in loss of salmon habitat.. combined with pollution, increased human activity and yes of course years of overfishing... it takes humans years to learn from their mistakes... now we have to focus on true solutions to restore the health of all marine ecosystems.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 12:31 pm
here is another link to look at.. PSP is conducting meetings now to discuss this very issue.

Talldeer C (47)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 2:59 pm
I will send prayers

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 3:02 pm
Thank you Taildeer.. blessings to eveyrone who has noted.

Brenda H (29)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 5:54 pm

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 5:58 pm
Thanks Brenda..

. (0)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 6:06 pm
poor babies

Karen S (148)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 6:41 pm
Thanks Nyack for sending to me~ Definitely noted! Thanks Raven

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Wednesday November 19, 2008, 8:54 pm
Quite serious, indeed. Thank you, Raven.

Kirsikka A (107)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 3:52 am
Sending my prayers! Thank you, Raven.

. (0)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 4:47 am
So sad,but no news,it's sad that so many precious animals become extinct.And our beautiful Orca's.....I will cry for them.Thanks Raven

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Thursday November 20, 2008, 5:46 am

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 9:56 am
Thanks everyone for all your comments and prayers... I am grateful for all of you here who care.

Linda B (0)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 11:02 am
My personal opinion is that there has been overfishing with nets from the indian reservations for several years which has depleted the salmon. The sport fishing has been nearly non-existent for several years trying to build up the population. I have seen Orca's in the wild while boating up in the Canadian waters. They are magnificent creatures. I hope we can save them!

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 11:26 am
Thanks Linda for your comment.. There are many factors facing these whales, I don't know enough about the nets from Reservations, yet that is not the only reason... toxic pollutants as well contribute to their decline, especially younger males who cannot tolerate the high levels of PCB that stay in the environemtn as well. However, lack of food is the one of the major problems. Since the residents are specialists and seem to prefer Chinook, other stocks of sockeye, Chum, Pink, coho are still relatively healthy, yet they will not eat these.. Hopefully, by the collective ideas that are going on with the Puget sound partnership at least they can embark on some clean up plans, and bringing the dams down so the Chinook can come through. Thanks Again for noting!

In A Mirror Darkly (31)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 11:50 am
Deadly Bacteria Found on Orcas

Puget Sound's orcas collectively harbor more than a dozen different kinds of antibiotic-resistant bacteria -- as well as other bacteria known to kill animals that are in a weakened condition, according to Puget Sound researchers.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 11:52 am
thanks again In A Mirror... Major obstacles for these guys.. all because of lamebrain humans.... hugs to you..

. (0)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 7:29 pm
As I read this I started to cry for these are my favorite whale of them all. We have got to pull together to stop killing off all the fish, and the discruction to the ocean waters. 20 years is nothing compared to loosing theses beautiful Orcas. They need to cut way back on the fish intake too on all people fishing the coean I don't care who they are from commerical to just one person it has to stop period. All the chemials they put on the grass in peoples yard this runs to rives then to our oceans its deadly. This needs to stop too people just don't understand this does more harm than good. It takes away food from the bird which they eat the bugs, The honey bee's all of this runs into the ocean I wish all people would stop treating there yard and just mow it like they use too, for pity sakes we are killing off every thing in our path. Sorry I just get so up set to see how humans are destroying our animals everyday and ocean life too. Thanks Raven.

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Thursday November 20, 2008, 7:35 pm
thanks Joy.. My heart breaks as well, yet we need to focus, collectively and send out as many positive and healing thoughts as possible. I am very connected to them, especially living here in the San Juans their home.. and being a Marine Naturalist. In addition now it has been confirmed through using a Dog to sniff out Orca scat, that the mortality rate is the highest when their thyroid hormones are the lowest, thus validating they are nutrionally deprived. Many factors go into this, as you mentioned with lack of food being the main problem.. These guys prefer Chinook, the most depleted of all the Salmon runs,,, they won't touch Coho or Sockeye, which still have some healthy runs... they are specialists.. so it is such a catch 22... humans definitely need to modify their habits little by little... stop using plastic,, watch they even put in their own bodies and focus on Organics.. all of this waste ends up in the ocean... Anyway, sweetie thanks so much for your caring.. hugs, raven sky
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