Killer Whale “Peanut Head”
Posted August 26, 2021 at 5:50 am by Tim Dustrude
The Center for Whale Research shares this story…
What is it, when does it happen, and what are the causes?
Several weeks ago, K21, the oldest male killer whale (orca) in the Southern Resident community, was photographed and videoed in a state of severe emaciation, showing an extreme version of what killer whale researchers sometimes refer to as “peanut head.”
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