Center For Whale Research Spots New Orca Calf

Posted February 20, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Contributed Photo/Dave Ellifrit, Center For Whale Research. L86 and L125. (Photos taken under Federal Permits NMFS PERMIT: 21238/ DFO SARA 388.)

From the Cen­ter For Whale Research

On Feb. 17, the Cen­ter For Whale Research had its eighth encounter with orcas in 2021. Mem­bers saw the J, K, L pods in Haro Strait.

They report: “We were see­ing young calves but it was hard to tell who the moth­ers were as sad­dles dis­ap­peared behind swells. We were con­vinced that both J57 and J58 were present but who was that oth­er calf? We final­ly got a decent look at it and its moth­er and it was def­i­nite­ly a new calf com­ing up next to L86.”

Read more at www.whaleresearch.com.

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