Non-profit The Whales Tail Discover SRKW Eat Other Fish Besides Chinook

Hi All,

In their recent annual Summer gathering in Seattle the non-profit The Whales Tail had this to say (among other things):

“Question: Are the resident orcas expanding what they eat? Mark Sears replied that on the outer coast, they discovered the orcas were eating halibut and lingcod, “a real revelation.” They don’t only eat chinook salmon – they show up in Puget Sound in the fall for the chum run, for example. Sandstrom emphasized that the resident orcas are “opportunistic feeders” and are “not starving” – they prefer chinook salmon but eat other fish.”

Matt Donohoe

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