Sad news to start the new year. The Center for Whale Research reports that J2, aka Granny, is missing and presumed dead. Granny was the oldest whale in the southern resident community, and the matriarch of J pod.

With Granny’s loss, the SRKW population consists of just 78 individuals – nearing their historical low- and J pod is down to just 24 members.

The best way to honor Granny is to better protect her family. Join with us in our resolve to create quieter seas, reduce toxin inputs, and restore salmon throughout their range.

RIP Granny, and safe passage to J pod, wherever you are tonight.