Dangerous Decline in Breeding-age Female Orca Whales Discovered

By Bruce Stedman|September 30, 2013|Press Releases, Research|

A new Orca Relief analysis of the Southern Resident Orca Whales of reproductive age shows an unreported and dangerous decline.

Our new analysis suggests that the greatest danger to the population is much more serious than indicated by total headcount, as the breeding female population, today and tomorrow, plunges at an alarming rate. We are concerned that if additional protective steps are not taken very soon, it could be too late for Puget Sound’s resident Orca.” – Bruce Stedman, Director, Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance

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