Protect the Orca: A Story About Whales, Fish, & Trees

  • Year 2019
  • Country The U.S. and Canada
  • Runtime 11 min
  • Director Ben Hemmings
  • Topics

Film Synopsis

The endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest rely on the West Coast Chinook salmon for food. However, salmon stocks are diminishing due to loss of habitat and increasing pollution - ultimately impacting the Orca. Interestingly, reforestation is one of the best ways to help restore salmon habitats. Trees help reduce runoff into the rivers, cool water temperatures, and add beneficial woody debris to the water that help salmon develop, ultimately increasing food supply for Orca whales.