Monday, March 09, 2009

Another Baby Orca in J Pod

Another new baby orca has been spotted among the local resident orca pods. This is the second new calf in seen J Pod this year, and the third new calf seen in the three local pods this spring.
Infant mortality rates in the local resident pods are about 40-50%, however this year's infant orcas all look well and healthy.
Last year, seven orcas including two newborns died, and the local resident groups are considered endangered.

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