Humpbacks may be holding herring back in Prince William Sound

Let’s not mention the genetic malformations that have been found in Prince William Sound Herring since the spill or Cherry Point Herring after being exposed to decades of refinery outfalls…………

by Channel 2 News staff
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists say humpback whales may be holding back herring populations in Prince William Sound.

The scientists are investigating why the herring population hasn’t rebounded since the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Scientist says one theory is that the humpback whales are taking a bigger bite out of herring schools.

The whales, which were once hunted to near-extinction, are thriving in the water fouled 21 years ago by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

The population of humpbacks has increased 5-7 percent each year in the North Pacific.

~ by fredfelleman on February 10, 2010.

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