A transient whale is shown on Friday, August 10, 2018, as crews attempt to locate the JPod. (Image taken under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 18786-03)
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A transient whale is shown on Friday, August 10, 2018, as crews attempt to locate the JPod. (Image taken under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 18786-03)
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Lummi Nation asks federal government for emergency intervention to aid Puget Sound orcas

Kim Malcolm talks with Squil-le-he-le Raynell Morris about why the Lummi Nation is asking NOAA to issue an emergency intervention to save Puget Sound orcas.

Morris is senior policy advisor for the Sovereignty and Treaty Protection office for the Lummi Nation.

On May 17, NOAA announced that two orcas, J-17 and J-53 have both declined in health.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.