Southern Resident Killer Whales

[8/8/19] More Killer Whale Deaths

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Three more Southern Resident killer whales have been determined dead by the Center for Whale Research, bringing their population down to 73. The deceased orcas are J17, K25, and L84. That’s one killer whale from each pod of the resident orcas. J17, a 42-year-old female, was in declining health this year. She improved in April, […]

[7/8/19] New Orca Born

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Researchers have confirmed a new calf born to a pod of endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest is female. Scientists believe the whale was born in late May. They have designated her J56. She is the second calf born in the last five months to southern resident killer whales that frequent Puget Sound and other […]