Dwindling salmon stocks mean endangered BC orcas are going hungry, researchers say.
According to a new study from the University of British Columbia, endangered southern resident killer whales are missing thousands of their much needed daily calories.
With fewer than 80 left in the wild, southern residents are the smallest orca population in the Pacific Northwest. They have not only been an iconic fixture in BC, but are culturally significant to west coast First Nations.
The transition away from open net pen salmon farms is essential to ensure that wild Pacific salmon and 100+ species and animals that rely on them survive.