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We’ve turned a new page on The Whale Trail – quite literally! This weekend we launched our new website. We hope you find it useful, motivating, and inspiring!

Thanks to everyone who made this happen:

  • Casey McSpadden and Jamie Shairrick, extraordinary developers who generously and patiently brought our ideas to life, donating hundreds of hours and creative solutions along the way.
  • Volunteer coordinator Faye Kennedy for keeping the sites and species up to date on the new website and the old one too!
  • Volunteer writers Elizabeth Robinson and many others who provided well-researched species descriptions.
  • Photographer and writer Karen Sinclair who went to extraordinary effort to port and create content when we started this project.
  • Our site hosts for providing the information about their locations. The Whale Trail would not exist without you!

Whale-sized thanks to our funders: the Lucky Seven Foundation for planting the seeds of this project, and NOAA Fisheries for helping it grow.

And deepest thanks always to all our friends, advisors and supporters for sharing our vision and making it come true.

I hope this website is a tool that inspires new audiences to connect with, care about, and protect whales and dolphins and their ocean home. They need us now more than ever.

Please let us know what you like (and what you don’t) and especially, if you find any bugs or errors.

We hope you’ll join us at the last meeting of the Task Force in Puyallup on Tuesday, and at our Orca Talk on Thursday featuring Brianna Wright talking about prey-sharing.

And now we just got word that Puget Sound is full of resident orcas, and J pod is headed towards West Seattle. Gotta run.

See you on The Whale Trail!