July 17, 2019

The only real solution for reversal of the downhill trend in Chinook salmon size and abundance, and for the southern resident killer whale population,  is to recover the natural wild runs of Chinook and their supporting ecosystems as soon as possible.

Hatchery fish will not do the job of nature — the...

July 2, 2018

In this 4:30 minute interview with Ken Balcomb in July 2017, he talks about the lack of Chinook salmon and the stress it is placing on the endangered Southern Resident Orca population.

Here are some highlights from that interview:

“By 1985 there were no Chinook left in Puget Sound … And now we are pre...

January 6, 2018

The story below was written by the Center for Whale Research’s founder and senior scientist Ken Balcomb, who has been studying the Southern Resident killer whales of the Pacific Northwest for more than forty years.

My Visit to the Snake was authored in 2015, but is as relevant today as it was then. T...

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