Killer Whales in Hawaiian Waters : Information on Population Identity and Feeding Habits

  title={Killer Whales in Hawaiian Waters : Information on Population Identity and Feeding Habits},
  author={Robin W. Baird and Daniel J. McSweeney and Christopher Bane and Jay Barlow and Dan R. Salden and La’Ren K. Antoine and Richard G Leduc and Daniel L. Webster},
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) have only infrequently been reported from Hawaiian waters, and most of what is known about killer whales worldwide comes from studies in coastal temperate waters. Here we present 21 records of killer whales from within the Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone between 1994 and 2004. Killer whales were recorded nine months of the year, most around the main Hawaiian Islands. Although there were more records than expected during the period when humpback whales are abundant… CONTINUE READING


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