If you subscribe to our blog or follow us on social media, you probably know that our beloved (and quite elderly!) Barney underwent a procedure on November 17 to diagnose potential age-related health issues. The procedure, performed with Barney under general anesthesia, went well and the team was able to perform all the desired tests.
We have all been gripped by the heartbreaking images of our Southern resident orca Tahlequah (also known as J35) as she mourned the death of her calf this past week. At the Seattle Aquarium we are all grieving along with the rest of the world. And though we are sad, we are viewing this as a wakeup call around the health of the Salish Sea and our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.