Skinny Orcas are up to 3 Times More Likely to Die than Healthy Whales, New Research Shows

New research shows that skinny Southern Resident killer whales are two to three times more likely to die in the next year than whales in healthy condition. Using drone images taken of the J, K, and L pods between 2008 and 2019, scientists explore the link between food and survival.

The Seattle Times. Lynda Mapes.