Baby Killer Whale a Ray of Hope, but Must Survive Its First Year of Life

January 7, 2015 7:01 PM

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The birth of a baby orca whale, named J-50 for now, is a much-needed signal of hope for an endangered pod in the state of Washington.

According to Live Science, J-Pod lives in the Puget Sound, an alcove in the Pacific Ocean, and recently suffered a potentially devastating setback. J-50 is barely more than a week old and is the first newborn in J-Pod for about two years.

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