A recent peer-reviewed study has revealed that the endangered southern resident orcas are facing an increase in the prevalence of skin disease. The research suggests that this alarming trend can be attributed to the human-made barriers and challenges that these orcas encounter while searching for food and communicating with each other. The study emphasizes the negative impact of these obstacles on an already vulnerable population. The southern resident orcas are already facing threats such as pollution, noise, and declining food sources. The findings of this study underscore the urgent need for conservation efforts and stricter regulations to protect these magnificent marine creatures.
Today: December 11, 2023