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Are Endangered Orcas And Other Wildlife At Threat From The English Bay Oil Spill?
posted on April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015

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Re: Are Endangered Orcas and Other Wildlife At Threat from the English Bay Oil Spill?

The Vancouver-based ecology organization Lifeforce is monitoring the location of endangered orcas to determine if action would need to be taken to protect them from travelling into an oil spill.

At 1400 today the J16s, with two of the four recent newborns in the Southern Resident Killer Whale Community, were off San Juan Island, WA. Lifeforce and other organizations have not received any reports of orcas in the Vancouver area. We are waiting for any reports.

Transient orcas (marine mammal eaters) have been seen in English Bay over the years. There have been fewer sightings of Resident orcas (fish eaters) in these waters but Lifeforce has documented their travels into the bay.

“Of course there is a diversity of fish, seabirds, marine mammals, and other wildlife who are threatened by this oil spill,” stated Peter Hamilton, Lifeforce Founder, “The oil is toxic. The homes and lives of many are endangered.”

For Further Information: Peter Hamilton, lifeforcesociety@hotmail.com