As British Columbia’s southern-resident killer whales are welcomed back to local waters, many scientists and citizens are growing increasing concerned for their future. Even with new arrivals to our local pods, the population still needs to show clear signs of recovery. One action we hope will help is a legal challenge launched against the Canadian federal government. How, you might ask, will a lawsuit help whales? As with science and law, it can get murky, but the case hinges on a key point — critical habitat.
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