Poisoned Killer Whales? Blame Salmon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 16:14 in Biology & Nature

The most contaminated wildlife on Earth--killer whales in the Pacific Northwest--are picking up nearly all their chemicals from Chinook salmon in polluted ocean waters off the West Coast, according to a new scientific study.The whales, which feed in coastal waters from British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands to the San Francisco area, were declared an endangered species in the United States and Canada after their numbers shrank. [More]

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