Trying to understand health and mortality in killer whales
This study evaluates post-mortem examination records from killer whales that stranded over a ten-year period in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii to identify causes of morbidity and mortality.
Raverty S, St. Leger J, Noren DP, Burek Huntington K, Rotstein DS, Gulland FMD, et al. (2020) Pathology findings and correlation with body condition index in stranded killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the northeastern Pacific and Hawaii from 2004 to 2013. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0242505. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242505