Theory Blames Whaling for Sea Life Decline

A new theory suggests a massive decline in seals, sea lions and sea otters in the North Pacific may have been triggered by over-fishing of great whales. Scientists say the decline in great whale populations may have forced killer whales, their natural predators, to turn to coastal marine species for food. Hear NPR's Christopher Joyce.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: