I am curious about the Area News article in the Dec. 22 edition of The Daily News about the Orca growth stunted by malnutrition because, in general, killer whales feed on a large variety of fish, cephalopods and marine mammals.

The estimated number of species consumed worldwide by orcas is around 140. They usually prey on squids, octopus, seals, sea lions, sea otters, rays, dolphins, sharks, baleen whales and of course, bony fishes.

So why, by just missing one source of food, is their growth being stunted? Surely there must be another reason.

Diana Lerma

Castle Rock

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