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May 7, 2010

Toxic Waste into Georgia Straight - Home of Orca Whales and More

Environmentalists want investigation of toxic waste in Georgia Strait Mark Hume A coalition of Canadian and U.S. environmental groups have asked an international body to investigate allegations the federal government is allowing a Metro Vancouver sewage plant to regularly discharge toxic waste into...Read more

May 6, 2010

A Follow-up To A Dream

Well, we did not find orcas, but we did find plenty of other cool creatures. On a boat built for 50, we had 7 people, so it was like having a private tour. The guests and captains and I were relaxed and open to any new experiences that might come our way. In that light we decided to head farther...Read more

May 6, 2010

A Beautiful May Day

Here we are in the San Juan Safaris office overlooking Friday Harbor and another beautiful day. The ceiling of rolling clouds let bursts of sunlight through before carrying them away to other honored spots. Breezes are quiet, with just enough movement in the air to make the pennants and leaves...Read more

May 5, 2010

Boeing Seattle Agrees to Retore Fish and Bird Habitat

Boeing Seattle agrees to restore Duwamish fish, bird habitat. Boeing Seattle will restore fish habitat along the Duwamish Waterway and pay $2 million to settle allegations that decades of airplane manufacturing helped pollute the waterway with oil and other toxic substances. By Craig Welch Seattle...Read more

May 4, 2010

Blue Skies in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Near Seattle

It is GORGEOUS here this morning. We will be pulling away from the docks at 1:00 from now until October 2. June 12 starts our additional "Sunset Orca Whale Watching Tour" at 5:30 pm. At that time of the year it stays light until 10 PM. No official orca report YET today, but J pod of orca whales...Read more

May 3, 2010

Strong Winds, Urgent Times

The weather was beautiful- sunny AND warm. Unfortunately, there was a raging wind. We had to cancel our trip and the ferries were either canceled or delayed. The weather tomorrow looks much better and we are running our scheduled 1pm trip. Naturalist, Lauren SandsRead more