Clallam MRC Video
Check out the new video about the Clallam MRC made by the two interns during the summer of 2020! The video provides a brief background to the MRC and highlights some of our projects.
Southern Resident Orca webinar
On October 14th the Northwest Strait Foundation hosted a very interesting webinar about the Southern Resident Orcas and luckily they have posted the webinar. To spike your interest and hopefully get you to watch the webinar – here are the presenters and topics:
Dr. Richard Osborne, UW Olympic Natural Resources Center, provides an introduction to the southern resident orcas – what are they, what do they eat, and how changes in ocean conditions and habitats have impacted the Orcas and their prey – salmon.
Dr. Jacques White, Long Live the Kings, talks about the salmon populations in the Salish Sea and the importance of Chinook populations to Orcas, especially. He also talks about more than 60 partners’ involvement in a study of the primary factors affecting juvenile Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead survival in the Salish Sea.
And finally, Dr. Deborah Giles, of Wild Orcas and UW Center for Conservation Biology, talks about what scat can tell us about the health of whales and the use of scat detection dogs.