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Tim Ragen and Whale Trail Director Donna Sandstrom  co-authored an Op Ed that was published in Crosscut this week.

To save orcas, pause whale-watching

From the article:

“You can help. Go to the WDFW website and submit comments before Dec. 5th. Attend the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s meeting and tell them that you do not support vessel-based whale-watching on this population until it’s recovered. Then write your state legislator and tell them the same. You’ll be giving your kids, grandkids and generations to come a better chance to know the beauty and wonder of these remarkable animals.

We imagine a brighter future when the southern residents are fully recovered, thriving in healthy and abundant seas. But that day will not come without your support. Will you help? A clear and overwhelming public signal to protect the orcas is our last best hope.”