Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report
Southern Resident Killer Whales
The Southern Resident Killer Whale population is facing increasing threats to its survival and recovery. Read our report on Southern Resident Killer Whales.
Marine Water Quality
Marine dissolved oxygen levels continue to display a declining trend in parts of the Salish Sea. Learn how it's impacting marine life.
Marine Species at Risk
Between 2011 and 2015, 17 new marine species were either designated as at-risk, or identified as candidates for a status assessment in the Salish Sea. Learn what's driving this loss of biodiversity
Read an overview of the indicators we're tracking and how it will help us identify priorities for action across the Salish Sea.
About this Report
The Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report is a collaboration between the U.S. EPA and Environment and Climate Change Canada to report to the public on the health of our shared ecosystem.
What are Indicators?
The same way that blood pressure is an indicator of your body's overall health, we can learn about an ecosystem's overall health by studying certain environmental metrics.
Throughout this report you'll see references to Sustainable Perspectives based on local and indigenous knowledge. This knowledge is built over generations as people learn from their environment.