Southern Resident Killer Whale

Vanishing Wildlife: Southern Resident Killer Whale

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Additional resources for educators

Southern population of the Orca
Organization- Defenders of Wildlife at http://www.defenders.org/orca/basic-facts

Film- Blackfish: Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. FOR UPPER GRADES AND PRE-SCREENING RECOMMENDED

Action-For a list of five things you can do to help protect the southern population of the Orca go to http://www2.epa.gov/salish-sea/southern-resident-killer-whales

Action- Citizen Science Listen to the Orcas at http://listen.orcasound.net/ListenLiveHere.aspx

 

Action- http://action.endangered.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20888