J pod on the brink, by CBC

Aerial view of Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea, with CBC podcast logo in the foreground.

Image from video by NOAA.

Misty MacDuffee was interviewed for this podcast by CBC, hosted by Gloria Macarenko.

“Host Gloria Macarenko delves into our fraught love affair with the iconic and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales who have become political poster children for climate change. What’s killing J pod, and is it too late to save this family?”

Podcast Introduction

Episode 1: Tapping Out

Hope turns to dismay as a new J pod calf dies before researchers arrive. When mother J35 carries its corpse for 17 days and 1000 miles, the world wakes up to the plight of the Southern Residents.

Episode 2: Sea of Noises

J pod is a poster child in a nation-wrenching debate over a pipeline expansion, and it all comes down to the impact of increased vessel traffic. We take a journey along the noisy west coast waterfront to unravel the mysteries of orca communication, and ask, is noise a killer?

Listen to J pod on the brink at the CBC.

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