Join Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times journalist and author of “Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home” along with Wild Orca Science and Research Director, Dr. Deborah Giles, as they discuss endangered Southern Resident killer whales, why we should have hope for their recovery, and the important ways individuals can make a difference by using their voice as engaged citizens.

June 24, 20216 PM PDTFREE
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LYNDA V. MAPES is an award-winning journalist and author of five books, including Elwha: A River Reborn and Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak. She lives in Seattle. Learn more at:

DR. DEBORAH GILES is one of the world’s leading experts on the Southern Resident killer whales. Giles serves as the Science & Research Director for Wild Orca, and as a Research Scientist at the University of Washington—monitoring the Southern Resident killer whales’ health through non-invasive sampling.

Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home is a stunning book. Rich in Lynda’s deeply personal natural history writing based on travels across the southern residents’ entire range and reporting with the researchers who know them best. Enriched with Steve Ringman’s unmatched photographs.  Elevated with Emily Eng’s elegant scientific illustrations.

Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home builds on, updates and expands the Hostile Waters special series published by The Seattle Times that won the 2019 prestigious international Gold Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the large newspaper category. Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home is a co-publication between Braided River and The Seattle Times.

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