Diesel oil from sunken Aleutian Isle ‘nonrecoverable’
September 9, 2022
A thin sheen of diesel oil — deemed nonrecoverable — remains on the surface of the water following the sinking of a fishing vessel last month off San Juan Island.
Fictional whale tale underscores real-life role of kinship in orcas’ survival
October 21, 2021
Gretchen K. Wing
In the newly published novel “Beyond the Human Realm,” Lopez Island scientist and author Gene Helfman draws on the real-life intelligence of orcas in a fictional story that affirms that preservation of the species requires the adoption of an approach characterized by kinship.
photo: Island Adventures © 2020
Whale watch industry sits dockside during COVID-19 pandemic
May 16, 2020
Like much else in the time of COVID-19, searches for black-and-white orcas, speckled grays and humpbacks were interrupted in early March. Dozens of whale watching boats, from Vancouver Island to San Juan Island, from Everett to Edmonds, bob in place dockside.