All Posts Tagged With: "orcas"

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 15-21)

Species of monkey previously unknown to scientists discovered in the Congo, 390 million-year-old mollusk reconstructed in 3-D, and spongy tissue found in human hearts also found in those of reptiles.

Sep 21st, 2012 | Comments

Ocean Giants: Video: On the Hunt for Herring

On the hunt for herring, killer whales use a herding call to cause discomfort and confusion for a school of herring, making the fish easy targets for a meal.

Mar 22nd, 2012 | Comments

A Mystery in Alaska: Interview: Ecologist Andrew Trites

NATURE spoke with Trites about the complexities of Alaska's offshore ecosystems. A number of complex factors are likely to blame for the decline in Alaska's Steller's sea lions, he says.

Nov 23rd, 2010 | Comments

A Mystery in Alaska: Video: Killer Whales Attacking Sea Lions

Frustrated fishermen captured video of killer whales thrashing at sea lions in a harbor. Are fisheries being wrongly blamed?

Nov 23rd, 2010 | Comments

Killers in Eden: Introduction

(Airs Sunday, June 14) Killers in Eden examines a remarkable and mysterious partnership between killer whales and whalers.

May 26th, 2009 | Comments

The Dolphin Defender: The Effects of PCBs

Chemical pollution, including pollution from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), has been linked to health and reproductive problems in dolphins and orcas.

Jun 12th, 2008 | Comments

Killers in Eden: Expert Hunters

Whether you call them "whale killers" or "fish tigers" seafarers have long been awed by the hunting prowess of the large black-and-white dolphins known as orcas.

May 25th, 2008 | Comments

Killers in Eden: Face to Face with a Killer Whale

Writer Danielle Clode scoured scientific literature, trying to see if it could really be true that wild orcas would actually cooperate with human whalers.

May 25th, 2008 | Comments
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