Scientists celebrate the sighting of newborn baby killer whale

January 8, 2015 1:10 PM

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The newborn baby of a killer whale has been spotted by a scientist at the Center for Whale Research, off the Washington coast – the baby killer whale, or orca, has been discovered to be female – and the discovery was made by Ken Balcomb.

Orcas are predatory black and white whales with teeth and a large dorsal fin, and most common in cold seas. Balcomb had been observing the pod– a large group of aquatic mammals – in Puget Sound when he happened to sight the newborn baby killer whale – and it has been named J-50.

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