Achiever rests in the quiet of the Great Bear Rainforest coast.

Tracking Raincoast into 2019 | Raincoast Conservation Foundation

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This past summer, the world’s attention was focused on the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whale population that inhabits the Salish Sea and its outside coastal waters. Tahlequah (J35) carried her dead calf for more than two weeks in a visible display of grief. At the same time, another young female, Scarlet (J50), was the focus of unprecedented Canadian and US efforts to administer medication and food. The death of these whales came on the heels of another loss, Cruiser (L92), a whale who should have had decades of life ahead of him.

Paul Paquet, Senior Scientist, Raincoast Conservation Foundation