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Still Waters

Learning from gorillas to save killer whales

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In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest's Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and died, leaving just 74 of her kind left. Some wondered if this was "What extinction looks like."

Meanwhile, endangered mountain gorillas in Africa hit a milestone in the opposite direction. Their population climbed to more than 1,000—the highest in nearly a century.

https://phys.org/news/2018-11-gorillas-killer-whales.html

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John Ossie

Interesting article.  Hope they can help the Killer Whales.

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Imaginarynumber1

Education goes a long way in conservation 

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Black Red Devil

They're not endangered in the southern hemisphere between Antarctica and NZ, Tasmania and Patagonia where the ocean is void of pollution.  Someone should tell the 74 to move down south.

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Imaginarynumber1
55 minutes ago, Black Red Devil said:

They're not endangered in the southern hemisphere between Antarctica and NZ, Tasmania and Patagonia where the ocean is void of pollution.  Someone should tell the 74 to move down south.

Sadly, no part of the ocean is void of pollution

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Black Red Devil
13 hours ago, Imaginarynumber1 said:

Sadly, no part of the ocean is void of pollution

Yeah, good point but for some reason they don't seem to be affected by pollution as much down south with an estimated 70,000 sloshing around Antarctica and neighboring lands.

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Jenn8779

Anything that helps to conserve these beautiful creatures is a "win" in my book

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