What do the Lower Snake River dams have to do with me? A lot.
Growing up on the Oregon coast, the first orca I saw was Keiko the killer whale at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. I remember the excitement leading up to that field trip; we learned about whales and made greeting cards for Keiko welcoming him to his new home. Walking up to his tank, my heart sank seeing an orca in captivity. I knew Keiko was meant to be in the wild.