Southern Resident orca hunting behavior studied for clues to survival

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Scientists have learned a lot about how Southern Resident Orcas catch fish at the surface during the day, but what happens at night or deep down in Puget Sound has remained a mystery.

"We wanted to know how they catch fish underwater. They go on these deep dives to find salmon that are 100 to 600 feet underwater," explained Jennifer Tennessen, a NOAA Researcher, WWU Research Associate, and contractor with Lynker.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:53am