Chinook salmon key to killer whale recovery

Two orcas with their dorsal fins above the water and part of the head of the one closest to the camera also visible.

Chinook salmon are key to killer whale recovery. DFO’s measures reduce competition with salmon fishing in some areas, and will begin rebuilding the endangered Chinook runs the whales need to feed on in the spring and early summer.” – Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation⠀

This population of 74 animals has seen a drop in numbers over the last decade, has very low birth rates and premature deaths of adult whales. Their salmon food supply is in decline, their waters are noisy and polluted, and measures to reduce these threats have been inadequate. ⠀

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📷 Paul C Paquet

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