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Old 01-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Orcas find shark diet a real grind

From Nature News, 20 January 2011 - Orcas find shark diet a real grind : Nature News

"Killer whales are notoriously picky eaters. Now one type of killer whale, or orca, has been found to dine on an unusual dish: shark. But these 'offshore' killer whales of the northeastern Pacific pay a high price for their tough-skinned preference — their teeth become worn right down to the gums."

"The documenting of their unusual diet adds weight to the notion that the region's three orca lineages are separate species, which has implications for both future studies and conservation strategies."
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