Preying on marine mammals might be threatening the survival of Icelandic orcas

Scientists have for a long time thought that orcas in Iceland specialized in eating fish (like herring). Recently, however, experts have noticed that some Icelandic orcas seem to enjoy another type of snack: marine mammals. This could be a problem and eating marine mammals could threaten the long-term survival of these orcas. In this post, I explain the results from the first paper of my PhD, looking at contaminants in Icelandic orcas.

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