ARE WHALES LIKE LYNX?

May 2007

Part of the complexity of understanding population cycles is that species can end up too successful, become so numerous that they eat all their food sources, then have a catastrophic collapse, before slowly rebuilding their population size. This is often seen with predators like lynx. Is this what is happening to the Pacific whale? How could we test this hypothesis? BBC summary.

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