Ever heard a killer whale? Biologists studying killer whales face the challenge of studying organisms that spend the majority of their time underwater. This public radio story goes underwater to hear what whales sound like. It looks at the reasons that scientists are willing to work so hard to study them. In addition, the story explores the adaptations that different populations of killer whales have evolved to capture prey.
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This audio is part of the One Species at a Time series hosted by Ari Daniel and produced by Atlantic Public Media and the Encyclopedia of Life, with the support from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.Essential Question
Why are killer whales difficult to study? How have killer whales adapted to feeding on different types of prey?
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