I have grown up hiking, camping, fishing, and boating by the Salish Sea. I have watched the whales from shore and quietly by boat. On a whale watching tour in 2009, I saw a super pod of J, K, and L including calves and adults. This irreplaceable whale species – currently at 73 members in the total global population – has cultural and spiritual significance to First Nations, British Columbians, Canadians, and the world. Let’s act to save them before it’s too late.