Grants Database

Grantee:
Wild Orca
Amount Awarded:
$74,456
Project Title:
Wild Orca Southern Resident Killer Whale Health Monitoring Program
Fund:
Orca Fund, 2022
Website:
Issue:
 
Region:
North Sound/Salish Sea
County/Counties:
Clallam County ; Island County ; Jefferson County ; King County ; Kitsap County ; San Juan County ; Skagit County ; Snohomish County ; Whatcom County
Project Description:

Wild Orca’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Health Monitoring Program will continue and build on the legacy of 15 years’ work at the University of Washington (UW), to link both the physiological health of the Southern Resident Orca (SRO) with the environmental health of the Salish Sea. Using scent detection dogs, we will non-invasively collect feces for analysis to measure stress levels, reproductive health—including pregnancy, miscarriage and male fertility—and nutritional health relating to diet.