WHULJ Newsletter Archives
“the saltwater we know”

The Whulj is the newsletter of the Puget Sound Chapter and is currently on hiatus.

Back issues of Whulj are available in PDF format (get Reader). To view a list of the back issues available, click on the year. The page will expand to show the available issues for that year. Click on the issue number to download the PDF.

Fall 2008 Vol. 9, Issue 4 (PDF)
Special Seattle Lectures on Ganges River Dolphin Conservation; 'They're Not Saved Yet' (Reasons to Support ACS/PS); Endangered Southern Residents Lose Seven More; Cook Inlet Belugas Declared Endangered; 'Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins' (book review); 'In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier' (book review).
Summer 2008 Vol. 9, Issue 3 (PDF)
A Pilot Study of the Population Dynamics of the Irwaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris in Chilika Lagoon, Orissa, India; K-7 'Lummi' Presumed Dead; World Ocean Celebration at the Seattle Aquarium; Upcoming Events; Orca Sing 2008; VHP Update and the NAME Conference.
Spring 2008 Vol. 9, Issue 2 (PDF)
Earth Month Education: TEK on Vashon; 2008 Research Grant Awarded; White House Officials Delay Whale Protection; Interesting Things to Do: May and June 2008; Peggy Foreman Stepping Down from ACS/PS Board; Traditional Food Guide for Alaska Native Cancer Survivors; Cook Inlet Belugas;
Winter 2008 Vol. 9, Issue 1 (PDF)
Chapter Currents; 'Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature' (book review); VHP Update: A Prolific Season; Winter 2008 Speaker Series Previews; Request for Research Proposals; 'Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to their Identification' (book review); Ocean Career Day; 17th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Cape Town, South Africa.
Fall 2007 Vol. 8, Issue 4 (PDF)
Chapter Currents; Southern Resident Update: Good and Bad News; GiveaDamForSalmon and for Orcas too!; VHP Update: Southern Residents Return to Vashon; Meet the ACS/PS Board; 'Harpoon: into the heart of Whaling' (book review); Makah Illegal Whale Killing; Thank You Joe Olson (as he rotates off the board);
Summer 2007 Vol. 8, Issue 3 (PDF)
Springer Homecoming Reunion in Telegraph Cove, B.C.; 'A Life Among Whales' (movie review); Orca Sing 2007; 'Sharkwater' (movie review); 'Marine Mammals of the North American Pacific' field guide; Recordings of Sprinter's Vocalizations (retrospective);
Spring 2007 Vol. 8, Issue 2 (PDF)
ACS/Puget Sound awards 2 grants for research on cetaceans in the Salish Sea and in South/Southeast Asia; Cook Inlet Belugas: The Swan Song of the Canary of the Sea; Sea Shepard Conservation Society; Book Review: The Urban Whale, North Atlantic Right Whales at the Crossroads (Kraus and Rolland); Book Review: Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems (Estes, DeMaster, Doak, Williams, and Brownell, Jr.);
Winter 2007 Vol. 8, Issue 1 (PDF)
Baiji declared "functionally extinct"; Sound Science: Presenting an Ecosystem View of Puget Sound; New Economic Report Looks at Lower Snake River Dam Removal by the Numbers; Iceland Whale Hunting: Why?; Vashon Hydrophone Project: A Well-timed Gift from the Southern Resident Killer Whales; Killer Whale Pod of Many Nations: "Carving for a Greater Cause"; 2006 ACS Conference Review

late Fall 2006 Vol. 7, Issue 4
Iceland renews Whaling, Vashon Hydrophone Project Update: K & L Pods blow into town, Beam Reach report, Book review: Whales, Dolphins & other Marine Mammals, Killer Whale Pod of Many Nations (Seattle Aquarium sculpture review), Preventing Pollution

Fall 2006 Vol. 7, Issue 3
Chapter Currents with preview of 2006-2007 events, International Whaling Commission Report, IWC voting record by nation, Annual Ballot, Vashon Hydrophone Project

Summer 2006 Vol. 7, Issue 2
Chapter Currents, California Sea Lion Fundraiser, Educational Outreach report, Recent Cetacean Strangings in the US Pacific NW (2001-2006), Vashon Hydrophone Project: Rare Summer Sightings, Orca Sing 2006

Winter 2006 Vol. 7, Issue 1
Vashon Hydrophone Project update: best Southern Resident Killer Whale Recordings Yet!; Report on 2005 Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals; Book Review: Entanglements, The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fisherman

Fall 2005 Vol. 6, Issue 4
SRKW Officially Endangered, Profile: Stephanie Norman, ACS & the Makah Whale Hunt, Vashon Hydrophone Contact! Reconnecting with the Whale Center; interview with Ken Balcomb

Summer 2005 Vol. 6, Issue 3
Vashon-Maury Important for SRKW New Mothers, Profile: Peggy Foreman, IWC 57 (S. Korea) Summary, Hood Canal Youth Summit, Education workshops, Marine Mammal Library, Conservation Education & Outreach, Book Review: Whale Rescue, changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife, Erich Hoyt

Spring 2005 Vol. 6, Issue 2
Bangladesh River Dolphin report, Alaskan experiences, Eric Hoyt on Japanese Orcas, Summit for Salmon, VHP update - Whales of Vashon, Puget Sound=Georgia Basin Research Conference, Marine Protected Areas, Educational Outreach

Winter 2005 Vol. 6, Issue 1
Vashon Hydrophone Project 1st Year, Orca Acoustic Behavior and Noise Pollution, Taxonomy, Event and Program Information

Fall 2004 Vol. 5, Issue 4
Event Information, Orcas Recorded by VHP, Research Grants update, Makah update, SRKW Endangered listing, Heaing without Ears Activity, ACS National Conference review

Summer 2004 Vol. 5, Issue 3
Meetings Resume In October, Events Information, Summit for Salmon, VHP gives presentation at NOAA fisheries SRKW meeting, Cetacean Systematics Workshop, Special Event: Original Spirits, Oct. 3, Springer returns to her summer home, Dalco, humpback in Puget Sound.

Spring 2004 Vol. 5, Issue 2
Next Meeting May 19th Anna Hall - “Holidaying Harbor Porpoise”, Vashon Hydrophone Project, State declares SRKW endangered, A. Foote and R. Osborne in Nature, Luna Update via Orcalab, Cetacean Systematics Symposium.

Winter 2004 Vol. 5, Issue 1
Next Meeting - March 17th, Events Information, Grant Awards, Vashon Hydrophone Project Installation Photos, New K pod calf, Edmonds Oil Spill, Action—Orca as State Mammal?, Shoup Update.

Fall 2003 Vol. 4, Issue 3
Chapter Meetings, SRKW Tribute plaque, Ganges River Dolphins, LFA Sonar Linked to Bends, L-98, Luna Update, Unusual Dolphins in South Sound.

Summer 2003 Vol. 4, Issue 2
Chapter Meetings, Board Member Ballots, Chiar Reports - Announcements & Updates, Hydrophone Fundrqising, L98 Update.

Spring 2003 Vol. 4, Issue 1
ACS/PS To Receive Award, General Meeting, 2003 Orca Sing, ACS/PS Research Grants for 2003,LFA (Low Frequency Sonar).

Spring 2002 Vol. 3, Issue 2
A73 Rehabilitation Fund, IWC: Ban on Commercial Hunting - Divided over Aborginal Whaling, gray whale fun facts, Kid's Quests: classifying cetaceans & what is taxonomy and classification?, Book reviews: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the World and Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals.

Winter 2002 Vol. 3, Issue 1
Board member election results, blue whale fun facts, new orca babies, L98 update.

Fall 2001 Vol. 2, Issue 3
Board member election ballots, general meetings, toxic whales, whale friendly lawns.

Spring 2001 Vol. 2, Issue 2
Killer whale petition, orcas & indigenous wisdom, whale-watch tours.

Winter 2001 Vol. 2, Issue 1
OrcaQuest 2001, Makah whale hunt draft EA, Orca updates, Filippo, Orcas and underwater sound, OrcaSing 2000 on 60 minutes

Fall 2000 Vol. 1, Issue 3
Whale Museum's Sea Sound Project, OrcaSing 2000 observations, dolphin emotions, support for the Dolphin Institute, Whale watching in the San Juans, Board member serves as relief vet on Saipan, ACS/PS beach cleanup

Spring 2000 Vol. 1, Issue 2
NMFS speaks out against US Navy, sonar test off NJ, Research Grant Fund, Makah Whaling discussed

Winter 2000 Vol. 1, Issue 1
Intro to new chapter, 1st General Meeting - Alberta Thompson, Makah elder - Watch the video of the Puget Sound Chapter's first general meeting featuring: Makah elder, Alberta Thompson who discussed her insights into the Makah whale hunt.