K7: Cry of the Orca

Donated to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre education program

2009
Size: 101.6 cm h x 71.12 cm w. 40” h x 28” w
Media: Collage, Chinese ink and oil paint on canvas
Sale Price: $1,898 See Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

The headlines read:
“Seven Orcas missing, feared dead in last year”
Scientists say lack of salmon a factor in resident whale population decline.

Orcas feed on chinook salmon, therefore the proper management of salmon stocks is crucial to their health and well being. In addition to the lack of salmon, toxins and boat traffic are also responsible for the decline.

Resources:

Lavoie, Judith. Times Colonist. Victoria, BC Canada. Sunday, Oct 26, 2008.

Robertson Hatchery. Visit to discuss the 2008 hatchery chinook and wildstock returns. Port Alberni, BC Canada. January 24, 2009.