Save The Whales While Soaking In Your Hot Tub-Here’s How
Have you had the thrill of hearing whales while soaking in your hot tub?
Would you like to know what you can do to save the whales in Puget Sound?
When one Olympic Hot Tub hot tub owner heard the whales from her hot tub, she was so moved that she and her husband started a non-profit to help the Orcas in Puget Sound.
Read on about her work and how you can help.
Here’s a letter from Susan Berta, Whidbey Island Hot Spring Jetsetter owner about her efforts to monitor whales traveling through the sound:
“I have been a Hot Spring Spa owner for many years, & have referred others to your wonderful spas. I have a request for other hot tub owners that live on or near the water in Puget Sound.
We have a non-profit organization, Orca Network, and track whales throughout Puget Sound & BC Waters. We sometimes get the thrill of listening to whales pass by in the night while we are soaking in our Hot Spring Spa.
We’d like to encourage others who have hot tubs near the water to listen for whale spouts in the night, and report them to our whale-sighting network at 1-866-ORCANET, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can help us gather valuable data on our beloved Orcas and gray whales if you just let us know when you are lucky enough to have whales swim by while you’re soaking – how much better can it get?!! Thnk you for your help!”
Thanks to Susan for sharing her passion for the Orcas and her efforts to help them thrive in Puget Sound. She’s done an amazing job of raising the public’s awareness about these wonderful creatures. Gov. Jay Inslee declared June 2013 as the 7th Annual Orca Awareness Month.
Whales are seen everyday from May through October in Puget Sound. If you’re fortunate enough to spot one or a pod, before you report a sighting, go to the Orca network website and the questions about the whales you’ve spotted. Doing that will be a big help for Orca researchers. Check out this link before your next soak so you’ll know what to look for.
And, remember to keep the Orca Network phone number near your hot tub to report sightings. 1-866-ORCANET (672-2638).
Have you seen or heard Orcas or gray whales from your hot tub? Tell us about it!
SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.