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‘Just a few days old’: Orca calf spotted in Puget Sound

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An endangered orca pod in the Pacific Northwest region appears to have a new family member.

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On Boxing Day, the Centre for Whale Research said photos were taken of a brand new orca calf, who was swimming with “J pod.”

It is the first time the calf has been spotted, leading the centre to believe the calf is “just a few days old.”

The calf was observed near adult female orca J40, which researchers believe is the likely mother.


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“We hope to see lots more of this calf in the coming weeks and months, and that both the calf and its mother will be able to thrive,” centre staff said.

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The sex of the calf is unclear at this time, according to the centre.


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The southern resident killer whale population is believed to be hovering around 74 for the region.


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