Missing links in ocean's food chain leave whales thin


West Coast's chinook salmon shortage leaves killer whales hungry and losing blubber; Canadian environmental groups blame government, propose strategy. U.S. expert recommends linking orca recovery to that of salmon and the removal of dams on Elwha River, Snake River in Washington state. And: Emaciated gray whales (click 'See also').

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Tags: By Leonard Doyle, Center for Whale Research, chinook salmon, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Diane Lake, Ecojustice, Elwha River, gray whale, grey whale, Howard Garrett, John Ford, Lance Barrett-Lennard, orca, Orca Network, Pacific Biological Station, Resident Killer Whale Recovery Team, Snake River

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