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The Overcast: The Grieving Whale Tells A Bigger Story About The Salish Sea

David Ellifrit
Center for Whale Research
Grieving whale pushes her dead calf in the Salish Sea.

The orca whale carrying her dead calf has saddened and captivated people in our region and around the world. Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes has been out with scientists following the whale and talks with Seattle Times reporters Jim Brunner and Dan Beeckman about what she's seen and how this tragedy relates to the challenges facing the Salish Sea. This conversation is an excerpt from The Overcast, The Seattle Times news and politics podcast recorded at KNKX.