Salish Sea Research Wishlist

SalishSea.org wishes to produce reports on topics including the following: any help with research/data collection is appreciated!

Wildlife Report/Case Study Topics

  • Our mission is to restore Salish Sea Wildlife Populations to more than 50% of historic levels, as soon as possible. To create more specific benchmarks to measure progress by, we need to gather historic population data, ranging back as far as available (1700s to present), for the following iconic species:
    • Cetaceans Orca and baby
      • Humpback Whale
      • Minke Whale
      • Orca
      • Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
      • Short-Beaked Common Dolphin
      • Harbor Porpoise
    • Pinnipeds Steller Sea Lion
      • Steller Sea Lion
      • Harbor Seal
    • Mustelids
      • Sea Otter
      • River Otter
    • Birds Bald Eagle
      • Horned Puffin
      • Bald Eagle
      • Great Blue Heron
      • Brown Pelican
    • Fish King Salmon
      • Basking Shark
      • King Salmon
      • Silver Salmon
      • Sockeye Salmon
      • Steelhead
      • Pink Salmon
  • Reports on the most endangered species or declining populations
  • Successful wildlife/habitat recovery or restoration case studies

Pollution Report/Case Study Topics

  • Sources/types of pollution in each category:
    • Municipal
    • Transportation
    • Industrial
    • Agricultural
  • Entities producing the most pollution in each category:
    • Municipal
    • Transportation
    • Industrial
    • Agricultural

Potential Allies

  • List of other researchers, scientists, organizations, campaigns and other ideas currently actively working for the benefit of the Salish Sea and surrounding watershed