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A Mystery in Alaska

Killer Whales Attacking Sea Lions

Many fishermen feel they’re being framed for the sea lion declines. Pollock are more abundant than ever, they say. Frustrated fishermen captured video of killer whales thrashing at sea lions in a harbor. Elsewhere, one killer whale was found with the remains of at least 13 sea lions in its stomach. Despite this evidence, the role that killer whales are playing in the mystery of disappearing sea lions remains unclear.