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Listening To Orcas: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

If you ever thought of Puget Sound Orcas as some kind of magical being, you’re not alone. A new book by local author and investigative journalist David Neiwert details some of their most impressive qualities.

Of Orcas and Men –What Killerwhales Can Teach Us weaves personal narratives with the latest science.


Neiwert says killer whales also have an advanced underwater culture that demonstrates values he thinks humans could learn a lot from.   

Click on the audio player (above) to hear the sounds of Orcas echolocating - and Neiwert describing some of his adventures and observations recording them in public waters near San Juan Island.

His tip on where to see Puget Sound Orcas "on whale time," is at Lime Kiln State Park.  


David Neiwert will read from his book tonight at seven (Wed. 7/15) at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park -- and in two weeks (on Wednesday 7/29) at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Bellamy Pailthorp covers the environment beat for KNKX, where she has worked since 1999. From 2000-2012, she covered the business and labor beat. Bellamy has a deep interest in Indigenous affairs and the Salish Sea. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University.
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