Dawn Noren Study on Contaminants Tranferred in Whale Milk

NOAA scientist Dawn Noren talks about studying contaminants transferred from killer whales to their calves. This work on captive animals can help understand the physiology of Southern Resident killer whales and some of the challenges they face as an endangered distinct population segment.

Photo Credit: SeaWorld San Diego

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