New Children’s Book Features Orcas Conservation On San Juan Island

From Twisted Orca

Twisted Orca released “I am 99” April 6, the latest in a series of books designed to encourage a love of marine conservation in children.

“I am 99” brings children from all over the world to Friday Harbor, Washington as they join Sailor-Lyn’s mission to save the endangered orcas she loves so much.

Will there be 99 Southern Residents again? Will something better happen?

Southern Resident Orcas have gained national media attention in the last few years.

  • The Seattle Times recently announced a new baby born to struggling orca families.
  • USA Today and The New York Times chronicled the plight of Tahlequah, the killer whale that carried her baby for 17 days in September 2020.
  • People Magazine ran a feature on the Southern Resident Population dropping to 73 in August 2019.

Twisted Orca’s goal is to make whale conservation mainstream. By providing children with positive messages and loveable characters, we strive to encourage a love of marine life at a young age and create nostalgia to inspire future generations to come.

“I am 99” and other marine life education books are available at local and online bookstores and at

Downloadable classroom kits are also available at

Wholesale copies of books for resale available through Stillwater Books.

Keri Newman, founder of Twisted Orca, is a marine naturalist from Rhode Island and a frequent visitor to Washington state.

She is currently involved in a project with the World Cetacean Alliance to publish a worldwide guide for responsible whale watching. She has been passionate about whale conservation since childhood and shares that passion through books with children everywhere.

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 10:09 am by

Categories: Animals, Education, Entertainment, Wildlife

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