Analysis finds our endangered orcas eat Chinook salmon from wide range of rivers
SEATTLE (AP) — A new analysis shows the endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters depend on Chinook salmon from a wide range of rivers in Puget Sound as well as along the West Coast. The Seattle Times reports that the whales eat Chinook salmon from rivers in Puget Sound, including urban rivers such as the Duwamish and Puyallup. Also important are Chinook runs from the Fraser River in British Columbia, the Columbia and Snake rivers, and the Sacramento River in California's Central Valley.
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