orcas

Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

Oct 10, 2018
NOAA

This summer, an orca known as J-35 made national headlines while carrying the body of her dead calf for 17 days in the waters of the Salish Sea.

Her loss gripped the nation and was also a huge blow for the Southern Resident killer whale population. That’s because over the past 30 years the population of these Pacific Northwest orcas has declined 25 percent.