Dogs Track Killer Whale Poop For Study

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SEATTLE, WA (KPLR) – Dog have been used to track people and animals on land.  But now some specially-trained mutts are tracking creatures in the ocean – killer whales to be exact.

A study has been underway to determine why the population of killer whales has been declining on the Pacific Northwest.  Dogs are being used to locate floating globs of killer whale feces so it can be collected and studied.

The dogs have been trained to find killer whale poop from as far away as a nautical mile.

Read more about the study, the dogs and the killer whales here: