New Born Killer Whale Calf Brings Hope to Endangered Pod

January 7, 2015 3:19 AM

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Around a week ago a scientist at the Center for Whale Research, Ken Balcomb, spotted a newly born baby killer whale named Orca. It was found in an endangered pod that is making its nest off the Washington state coast. The news is no doubt very good and encouraging for the pod that has waited to see a new addition to its community for over two years.

According to Brad Hanson, who is a wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the birth of the baby whale is no doubt an encouraging sign for the pod that was previously listed as endangered in 2005 as per a report by Live Science. This is especially true as th...

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