Author Archives: donna

Thank you for Giving Big

Thanks to everyone who Gave Big to The Whale Trail yesterday! Twenty donors contributed a total of $1206.00. We are … Learn more

Give Big for The Whale Trail Today

I have a secret to share. Doing something good for the whales is the best medicine I know.

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Celebrate Springer 2017!

In January 2002, a young female orca was spotted in Puget Sound near the north end of Vashon Island. Springer … Learn more

Spring around The Whale Trail


“Patch” the gray whale, in Puget Sound. Photo by John Calambokidis

The gray whale migration in full swing along … Learn more

4/20 New Giants of the Salish Sea, by John Calambokidis

Gray Whale in Puget Sound, by John Calambokidis

New research reveals insights into the return of two magnificent whales to … Learn more

First footage of rare beaked whales, diesel spill in BC, and more

News around The Whale Trail: whales and marine issues in the news today.

Caught on film for the first time: Learn more

February on The Whale Trail


Whale Trail Sign at Cambria

Hard to believe it’s the middle of February already! Wanted to catch you all … Learn more

Orca Talk 2/23: Barnes Lake Killer Whale Rescue

Offshore orcas in Barnes Lake 1994. Photo by David Bain

In 1994, nine offshore killer whales became entrapped in a … Learn more

Whale Trail on KCBX/NPR

Tom Wilmer, KCBX/NPR interviewed Founder/Director Donna Sandstrom about the latest leg of the Whale Trail, on California’s central coast. Signs … Learn more

California, here we come

I’m writing today from California, where we’ve come to celebrate the inauguration of six new Whale Trail sites on the … Learn more