Two orca whales in the water.

Southern Resident killer whales not getting enough to eat since 2018

The endangered Southern Resident killer whale population isn’t getting enough to eat, and hasn’t been since 2018, a new study, published in PLOS ONE, has determined. The animals have been in an energy deficit, averaged across spring, summer, and fall, for six of the last 40 years—meaning the energy they get from food is less than what they would normally expend. Three of those six years came in…


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