Coextinction leaves the audience in understanding that we are all connected, our choices have consequences, and that perhaps the orcas are trying to warn us.
The film changes the way we think about and relate to nature, to act with long-term coexistence in mind, because everything is interconnected. A healthy environment and economy go hand in hand.
The Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW), composed of three different pods (J, K, and L), are a unique sub-species of orca with their own culture, language, and diet.
The Southern Residents eat only salmon, mostly Chinook (King) salmon. They live in a matriarchal society where families form sub-pods centred around older females, usually grandmothers or great-grandmothers. The orcas (both female and male) travel with their mothers even after they are fully grown and will stay with their mothers for life.