Plant 1,782 Trees In the Puget Sound Area to Save the Orca Whale.
Two monarchs of the Pacific Northwest, Chinook salmon and southern resident Orcas, are struggling for survival after a century of habitat losses. Plant trees, save whales? Yes, it appears to be true.
It’s been widely reported that many of the whales there are literally starving. Their bodies are taking on new shapes as their bodies eat their own whale fat to survive. What have whales in that part of the world been eating for centuries? Big, fat Chinook salmon. Each Orca eating hundreds of them each day.
But because of the tremendous losses to fresh-water salmon streams, rivers and hospitable habitat, the Chinook salmon population is dramatically decreasing, as is the average size of a salmon. So there’s a fraction of the Orca food in the area that there used to be.
To return the rivers and tributaries to the clean, beautiful, natural state they were decades ago, trees and other vegetation need to be planted along these waterways. Trees are an essential building block to changing this situation.
Vote for WASHINGTON STATE if you want CULT+KING to plant 1,782 trees in the Puget Sound area to save Chinook salmon and Orca whales.