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First record of killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in northern Norway suggest a multi-prey feeding type

  • Heike Vester (a1) (a2) (a3) and Kurt Hammerschmidt (a1)


Occurrence of killer whales in Norway is linked to the migration of the herring population with most sightings during wintertime. Here we describe the first record of North Atlantic killer whales feeding on Atlantic salmon inside a fjord in northern Norway during summertime, thus adding an important factor in understanding the feeding ecology of North Atlantic killer whales.


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Correspondence should be addressed to: H. Vester, Ocean Sounds, Hjellskjaeret, 8312 Henningsvaer, Norway email:


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First record of killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in northern Norway suggest a multi-prey feeding type

  • Heike Vester (a1) (a2) (a3) and Kurt Hammerschmidt (a1)


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