January 30, 2018

The second in a series of video excerpts from our Celebrating Science workshop held on July 21, 2017, on San Juan Island. Dr. Astrid van Ginneken - Finding Acceptance

When it comes to Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW), no single organization has more data than the Center for Whale Research (CWR). For more than 40 years, we have maintained sighting records in the form of photographs and reports, not only from our own encounters but from the public and other r...

September 2, 2016

J28 with calf J54, December 2015. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research.

I first met J28 in 2003, but I didn’t know her name until 2004. She was the first whale of the Southern Resident community that I could ID on sight. Granted, she was easy to spot because of the rather glaring notch o...

August 24, 2016

J14 with her oldest daughter J37, 2015.  Photo by Deborah Giles. 

Someone asked me once if I take it personally when a whale dies. Do I get sad?  Is it like losing a pet or a friend, they asked.  The answer to that is: it depends on the whale. We don’t like to pick favorites. It doesn’t seem ver...

July 22, 2016

 A photo of CWR Staff with a group of L's in 2010.

We have started off the summer field season going full speed at the Center.  For the last two months, we have been especially busy! 
Between kicking off our first ever naturalist class, all the events of Orca month, Superpod, film crews and our...

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