Video: Killer Whale Mystery at Monterey Bay

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November 7, 2006—What's killing the killer whales?

That's a question very much on the mind of biologists plying the waters of California's Monterey Bay. Every year a pod of transient orcas visits the area—but they're arriving later, fewer, and sicker each time they return.

Join a dedicated research team as they use a specialized dart gun to literally fire away at this scientific whodunit, and learn why the failing health of the ocean's top predators might signal ecological disaster for the world's seas.

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