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Orca Network presents Welcome the Whales event on Zoom


Last updated 4/2/2021 at 2:35pm

Photo courtesy of Jill Hein

Gray whales Shackleton and Earhart

The Orca Network will be presenting its Welcome to the Whales Festival on April 16-17 on Zoom.

Each year, beginning in February and March, a small population of gray whales returns to North Puget Sound to feed on ghost shrimp for several months before continuing their migration north to the Arctic. Some of these individuals have been coming here for over 30 years.

The ghost shrimp buried in the tidal flats around Whidbey, Camano, and Hat/Gedney Islands, and nearby beaches, are a significant source of food for these whales. This has become even more apparent in recent years, during an ong...

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