Killer whales (orcinus orca) play a vital role in the oceans as one of earth’s top marine predators. Also one of the most social animals in the world, the intelligent whales travel in pods and communicate through underwater sounds. However, as a result of human-borne factors including pollution, live capture for aquariums and entertainment, overfishing, and lack of prey, the current population of Southern Resident Killer Whales in the wild is at an all time low of 78.
In an effort to improve the status of killer whales, a group of students at CHS have adopted a wild killer whale, “Fife”, through the Whale and Dolphin Conservation in the name of CHS for the month of May. Students will be in the forum for a week this month giving updates on Fife’s location and information about how you can help killer whales. Buy a sticker, and all proceeds will go directly to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Support your Spartan whale!