KCPQ-TV reports the campaign calls for an impact study on stressors to the Salish Sea caused by humans. It also wants to end to new stressors like Navy underwater weapons tests until the Salish Sea is healthier.
A Coast Guard helicopter, 10 vessels, whale watch crews and other teams on both sides of the border were involved in the search.
The tribe says it will measure the sea’s health by the number of salmon using 1985 levels as a baseline.
Lummi Nation elder Raynell Morris says, "Our relatives under the sea are telling us they need help."
The Lummi Nation’s plan to bring back Lolita the orca was also showcased. The killer whale was captured off Puget Sound in 1970 and taken into captivity.