Wildlife & wild places

Tell the Biden administration: Save orcas

Orcas jumping
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In Puget Sound, only 73 Southern Resident orcas remain. Late last year, scientists saw an orca named K21 for the last time, and when they did, he was one of the skinniest orcas ever seen alive.

But his death isn’t anomalous. Across Puget Sound, these orcas are starving as the Lower Snake River dams block salmon (orcas’ main food source) from swimming to sea. Now, these critically endangered orcas are at risk of becoming effectively extinct in 15 short years.

We know the solution: We must breach the dams to save Southern Residents. Today, I urge you to save Southern Resident orcas by breaching Lower Snake River dams.