Scientists celebrate spotting female baby orca

January 8, 2015 3:36 AM

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Ken Balcomb, a scientist at the Center for Whale Research, sighted a newborn baby killer whale, or orca, off the Washington coast. Later the gender of the baby orca was identified as female.

Balcomb was observing the pod, called as J-pod, in the Puget Sound when he spotted the new-born baby killer whale, dubbed J-50.

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