The amount of activity that we are seeing out of the orcas this season is amazing. They seem far more acrobatic and aerially inclined than they were last year. Of course that is undoubtedly just my generous heart making me see more than there really is, but I think it is spectacular. Especially all of the aggressive feeding that we are able to watch day after day. It suggests good things about the salmon run this year and means that all of our new moms will be well able to feed their calves.
Like they say for milk, salmon builds strong bones, plus it is the orcas most favorite thing to eat. Chinook is their chocolate and who can blame them? Even the bald eagles, harbor seals, Steller’s sealions, California sealions and humans want some of that salmon. With all of those hungry mouths hankering for some tasty vittles though, what can that mean for the salmon population? Confusing the issue even more is the fact that all five of our local salmon species are endangered. Uh oh, this could be bad. What are we to do?
Here is a list of some of the simple things that anyone can accomplish to help stabilize and hopefully revitalize the salmon stocks here and elsewhere.
- Eat all 5 species
- Buy frozen or local
- Choose wild
- Buy organic foods
- Conserve water and electricity
- Look for the Salmon-Safe label
- Join a cause
There you go, it is that easy. So, from all of us at San Juan Safaris, to all of you fishy friends out there, thank you and we will…
See You In The Islands!