Wednesday, August 06, 2008

K7 - 1910?-2008

K7, the matriarch of the local population of orcas, is believed to have died at an estimated age of 98.
K7, also known as Lummi, has not been seen since last December. Orcas are generally not declared dead unless they haven't been seen for a year so there is still hope; however, all indications are that K7 did not survive the winter.
K7 outlived most of her offspring, but her daughter K11, born in 1933, still travels with the pod. The final tally won't be known until later this year, but the current estimate is that the three local resident pods have 87 whales.

(Yes, YouTube does indeed have every video ever made.)

No comments:

Post a Comment