Increasing Numbers Of Killer Whale Individuals Use Fisheries As Feeding Opportunities Within Subantarctic Populations

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In 1996, killer whales in the subantarctic were observed to have been eating the catch of longline fishing vessels, and this behaviour has only grown through the years. Part of the reason more killer whales are engaging in depredation — going after food sources produced by humans — is the predictability, reliability, and abundance of toothfish caught on human deep-sea fishing lines. It’s posited that more whales engaged in this after toothfish populations were depleted by mass fishing. Read full article here

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