Southern Resident Killer Whales at Superpod 3

A group of Southern Resident Blackfish welcome whale watchers at Superpod3 gathering near San Juan Island, WA, USA. Images were captured on iPhone 5 via J. Ventre. Other Superpod members included Lindsey Sorg, Jeff Friedmand, Carol Ray, Michelle Duncan and Jordan Waltz. Boat operator was Spencer Domico on his boat, the Legacy. The other boat was Capt Maya’s Peregrine, operated by David Howitt.

Blackfish Q&A at Superpod 3

Experts, former trainers, & Blackfish enthusiasts gathered for this Q&A at the Superpod 3 gathering.

Salmon Lecture by Dr Chris Caudill at Superpod 3

Chris Caudill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho. His broad interests are in the ecology and evolution of animal movement and the conservation of aquatic resources. He holds a MS from the University of New Hampshire (1995) and Ph.D. from Cornell University (2002). He conducted postdoctoral research at Georgia Tech before joining the Fish Ecology Research Lab at the University of Idaho in 2003 for a second post-doc. He has directed the FERL program since 2008, largely focusing on the migration ecology of adult salmon, Pacific lamprey, and American shad in the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette rivers.

Lolita Update by Howard Garrett at Superpod 3

On July 16, 2014 Howard Garrett updated attendees of #Superpod3 on the status of Lolita, a Southern Resident Killer whale taken into captivity over 40 years ago.

Interview of Ella Van Cleave at Superpod 3

At Superpod 3, young activist Ella Van Cleave is interviewed by Jeffrey Ventre, along with Samantha Berg and John Jett. She talks about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, activism, & the future of humanity.

Dr Naomi Rose lectures at Superpod 3

Dr Rose lectures on legislation, regulations and agencies associated with regulating the trade and display of marine mammals in the USA.