Killer Whale POPULATION in Decline

Teachers:  Carisa Ketchen, Toledo Jr/Sr High School
     Mark McLaughlin, Neah-Kah-Nie High School
Scientist: Elizabeth Daly, Oregon State University

Killer Whale Population in Decline

Lesson Plan: Killer Whale Population in Decline

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Video: Recovering the SRKW with Research and Conservation

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Anchoring Phenomenon

Killer Whale Population in Decline

Driving Question

How is the decreasing population of Southern Resident killer whales connected to prey selection and availability?

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Team Salmon ORSEA 2019-20


View the Capstone Poster presented about this project (May 15, 2020)

The 2019-20 ORSEA materials are based upon work supported by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, as well as the National Science Foundation Regional Class Research Vessels under Cooperative Agreement No. 1333564 Award: OCE-1748726. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.