Sci-fi thriller Exodus 2022 touches on environmental themes and the inner lives and minds of animals
Much of Exodus 2022 is set in and around the San Juan Islands of Washington State, where some of the most intelligent non-human animals on the planet—orca whales—still reside. I had the opportunity last week to visit San Juan Island and see the whales—members of Resident Orca pods J, K & L—from boat and from shore. The whales were hunting Chinook Salmon, their preferred food, all along Haro Strait, delighting visitors from sunrise to sunset.
I also had the chance to attend events at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor and The Center for Whale Research, and meet some top orca researchers as well as some of the former Seaworld trainers featured in the documentary film, Blackfish.