Author Archives: andrew Lees

Wildlife of the Week!

Welcome to another addition of Wildlife of the Week; we are so excited to showcase this feature to you! This species may not be one that is immediately recognized as a Salish Sea animal to some. The Brown Pelican is a coastal seabird that is occasionally seen in northern waters, such as those around Washington […]

A “Fingerprint” on The Tail (Tells Which Whale).

How the tails of Humpback Whales are a clue for who’s who in the sea. What’s in a tail? Well, if you’re a cetacean (whale, dolphin, porpoise), then technically speaking your tail is composed of the expected stuff; connective tissue, arteries and veins. Surprisingly, the flukes (a tail is made up of two flukes) do […]