Another Reason to Defend the Salish Sea from these Petro-Pimps
|Mother and Calf|
It turns out the Salish Sea is getting crowded. Warming seas to the south have sent marine life on a poleward migration. Sea birds, marine mammals and fish stocks, the lot, are moving into cooler waters including the Salish Sea.
There's good news. We're witnessing the return of the humpback whale. They were hunted to extinction in decades past. 25 years ago they weren't seen in the area. Today there is a population of 500 humpbacks and, even better, researchers have counted a record 21 humpback calves born this past year.
This can't be good news for our eco-prime minister. As we've seen in the St. Lawrence and off the east coast, shipping and whales don't mix very well. When it comes to heavily laden, sluggish tankers plying teacherous waters with cargoes of toxic bitumen, well, that ups the ante.