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Gov. Inslee proposes $1.1 billion budget to aid Puget Sound orcas

December 13, 2018

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced his proposals for the state’s 2019-21 budget Thursday, and among the list of priorities is a $1.1 billion investment in the region’s orca population. 469 more words

Killer Whales In Wild

Washington governor proposes major steps to prevent killer whales going extinct

December 13, 2018

With scientists warning that the Northwest’s beloved killer whales are on the brink of extinction, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced dramatic plans Thursday to help the population recover — including $1.1 billion in spending and a partial whale-watching ban. 652 more words

Killer Whales In Wild

Surfrider Report: Many states hit hardest by extreme weather and climate change impacts are the least prepared

Analysis from the Surfrider Foundation outlines coastal states’ responsiveness to shoreline erosion, rising tides and extreme weather events

San Clemente, Calif., December 13, 2018 – The Surfrider Foundation today announced the release of its annual  515 more words

Puget Sound

Lost Water Tribes and New Years

A few years ago, I sailed nearly 100 miles up the Columbia River, from Astoria to Portland. The wind came up early each day and lasted until dusk, allowing for long, uninterrupted days of downwind or beam reach sailing. 540 more words

Small Boats


Another one of those amazing things that happens when spending time on the water – whale spotting!

I saw this humpback whale feeding near Tolvia Shoal south of Tacoma Narrows. 26 more words

Washington's Proposed Temporary Ban On Whale Watching Tours.

The population of the resident Salish Sea orcas has been a big concern for many around the Pacific Northwest the last several years. These animals are an iconic and vital part of the Salish Sea but their numbers have been dwindling over the decades. 923 more words


Writer in a Life Vest

Someone said my name as the ferry sat in the berth in Friday Harbor. “The writer is still on board,” a woman’s voice said. “It’s Iris,” another replied, “Iris is the writer.” I left my writing post on the Tillikum to find out who was talking about me, and there were crewmembers Teri and Suzanne. 658 more words

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