Whos been eating all those sea otters?
Killer whales may account for the rapid disappearance of sea otters in the Aleutian islands.
Estes, J.A., et al. 1998. Killer whale predation on sea otters linking oceanic and nearshore ecosystems. Science 282(Oct. 16):473.
WhaleNet, an educational Web site including updates on animals tagged for tracking by satellite and archives of questions viewers have asked scientists, can be found at http://whale.wheelock.edu/.
Whales: A Thematic Web Unit is an educational theme unit with resources for teachers. It can be found at http://teach.virginia.edu/~kpj5e/Whales/Contents.HTML.
James A. Estes
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
A-316 Earth & Marine Sciences Building
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 16, October 17, 1998,
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