Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Unexpected ally: Shamu pitches in to save our wild salmon

Here at Oregon Outdoor Journal we've been pushing for the removal of the four lower Snake River Dams for a while, mainly because we're salmon crazy. But there is a constituency out there that is even more salmon-crazy than we are -- and potentially more popular than us: Orcas! A post in the Seattle P-I blog addresses the problems Puget Sound orcas are facing:

The connection has been made and the science is clear: If we hope to recover the iconic orcas of Puget Sound, we need to find them more salmon to eat, and fast.

1 comment:

Bpaul said...

There's a connection I never would have made.

I need to dig out that quote... was it Aldo Leopold or Muir... the one about you pull on one string of nature and it all becomes connected.

Gah, my memory sucks today, test trauma.