'No Fish, No Blackfish': The Future of Southern Resident Orcas

"SoCal Connected" reveals how water demands in Southern California are impacting a particular group of whales in the Bay Area called the Southern Residents. The orcas rely on salmon as a major food source; salmon depend on enough water in the Bay Delta to keep their population healthy; but demand on Bay Delta water for cities and farms is straining the food system. Reporter Conor Knighton looks at this unexpected connection between water shipped south and the health of orcas.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Alisa Schulman-Janiger, co-founder, California Killer Whale Project
  • Conner Everts, facilitator, Environmental Water Caucus
  • Jason Peltier, deputy general manager, Westlands Water District

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