Salmon & Orcas: The Stories of Science with NOAA Fisheries & Lynda Mapes

June 17, 2021

Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times Journalist, Lynne Barre of NOAA's West Coast Regional Office Seattle Branch, and Brian Burke, Marla Holt and Brad Hanson of NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The new book ORCA: Shared Waters, Shared Home, due out in June 2021, describes how NOAA Fisheries scientists seek to unravel connections between endangered Southern Resident killer whales, threatened Puget Sound Chinook salmon, and the rest of the marine ecosystem. Hear from those scientists and an award-winning journalist who covers them as they examine the smallest organisms in the ocean, looking for clues to understanding salmon survival. Hear also from the biologists who have recently identified the sources of Southern Resident prey across much of the West Coast. Together they will tell the stories of salmon survival and the native Northwest habitat our salmon and steelhead depend on -- and that we can all help restore.