“The ruler of the ocean,” orcas are one of the ocean’s most fascinating inhabitants. Found along California’s coast and within national marine sanctuaries, the largest species of the dolphin family is often called “killer whale.” We talk with Jean-Michel Cousteau, who says that people and orcas share surprising similarities.
Everyday Action: Keep trash and chemicals out of storm drains. This includes pet waste. Water from storm drains flow onto our beaches and into the ocean carrying pollutants, which can be harmful to public health, wildlife and the environment, and may lead to beach closures.
For more information, please visit:
- Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Adventures: Call of the Killer Whale
- Ocean Futures Society
- National Marine Sanctuaries Encyclopedia of the Sanctuaries
- National Geographic Killer Whales
This Thank You Ocean Podcast was produced for the California Thank You Ocean Campaign by EarthNews Journal staff (Jerry Kay, Host and Chris Kay, Producer).