• 21 calves born this season to Salish Sea humpback whales, breaking record

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    Here’s some fantastic news about the humpback whale population in the Salish Sea! Enjoy this quick, positive read. Happy Monday!

    SEATTLE – More humpback whale calves have been born this season in the Salish Sea than ever recorded.

    The Pacific Whale Watch Association reported Friday its researchers have counted 21 calves this season throughout inland Washington and British Columbia.

    There were just 11 reported in 2020.

    “2021 has been a banner year for female humpbacks coming into the Salish Sea with new calves,” says Wendi Robinson, naturalist with Puget Sound Express. “Calves only travel with mom for a year or so and then they’re on their own. Once they’re familiar with our waters, they will often return year after year…