There is a silent struggle happening under the Great Bear and Salish Seas.

The evidence is there, if you know where to look–but Canada’s federal government hopes you won’t. Were this to happen above the surface, global citizens could see Canada promoting what is essentially aquatic clear-cutting.

Once thriving Kelp Forests, stretched for hundreds of miles, and were home and feeding grounds to the critically endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale and endangered Sea Otter. These massive Kelp Forests used to provide vast habitat for fauna.

Ships from around the world regularly cross Canada’s maritime border simply to dump into Canadian waters because federally regulated ocean dumping laws are so lax, turning the oceans off the west coast into the shipping industry’s public toilet bowl Canada is incentivizing ships to pollute, destroy, and hasten the total destruction of the Kelp Forest ecosystem. Nothing can escape this pollution and habitat destruction, from Orcas to the plant life, unless Canada acts now. Canada must pass legal protections for this ecosystem and end the dumping now.

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Canada's Dangerous Waters

Once vast and thriving Kelp forests, stretching for hundreds of miles, were home and feeding grounds to these Orca who exclusively eat fish. As Canada continues to encourage international dumping in this fragile habitat, only 73 of the endangered species Southern Resident Killer Whales remain.

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