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  • Killer whales and marine mammal trends in the North Pacific : a re-examination of evidence for sequential megafauna collapse and the prey-switching hypothesis 

    Wade, Paul R.; Burkanov, Vladimir N.; Dahlheim, Marilyn E.; Friday, Nancy A.; Fritz, Lowell W.; Loughlin, Thomas R.; Mizroch, Sally A.; Muto, Marcia M.; Rice, Dale W.; Barrett-Lennard, Lance G.; Black, Nancy A.; Burdin, Alexander M.; Calambokidis, John; Cerchio, Sal; Ford, John K. B.; Jacobsen, Jeff K.; Matkin, Craig O.; Matkin, Dena R.; Mehta, Amee V.; Small, Robert J.; Straley, Janice M.; McCluskey, Shannon M.; VanBlaricom, Glenn R. (Blackwell, 2007-10-26)
    Springer et al. (2003) contend that sequential declines occurred in North Pacific populations of harbor and fur seals, Steller sea lions, and sea otters. They hypothesize that these were due to increased predation by killer ...