78 Killer Whales in Pudget Sound, Numbers Continue to Decline

September 1, 2014 7:03 PM

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There are only 78 killer whales left in Pudget Sound, and their numbers continue to decline.

Such frighteningly low levels have not been seen in the area - located off the state of Washington - since 1985, according to a census by the Center for Whale Research. What's more, the whales appear to be "splintering" from their pods, or social groups.

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