A New Hope Emerges For Killer Whales

January 7, 2015 9:50 PM

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A New Hope Emerges For Killer Whales

New hope for killer whales arises as an infant orca was seen in the Pacific Ocean’s bay known as Puget Sound on the 30th December. This strange finding was made by one of the Center for Whale Researches top researchers, Dr. Ken Balcomb. Presently the newborn orca swims off the shore of Washington state. Thought to be older than a week now, this infant is a new hope in over 2-years. Sightings like this are uncommon. As per NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), around 35% to 45% of infant orcas lose their life before the age of one.

In the start of December J-32, a 19-year-old pregnant female whale, died around the Strait of Georgia. Researchers, including Ken Balcomb, drew her on shore. A necropsy on J-32 was conducted. The results demonstrated that the whale had miscarried. This set off a bacterial contamination which brought...

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