Newborn Orca ‘Baby Boom’ Depends Upon Our Breaching Deadbeat Dams

Brenda Peterson
Huffington Post
November 2, 2015

It’s rare with any endangered species to rejoice–but the birth of six new orca whale calves this year to the J, K, and L pods has the Pacific Northwest breaching for joy. In any culture, we celebrate long-awaited births with gifts. What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns, this happy “baby boom” after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and so help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.  Read more…