Mon, 14 January 2019
Ken Balcomb, founding Director of the Centre For Whale Research, and his team have spotted a new Orca Calf on the Eastern end of the Juan de Fuca. This is the first calf since last year after a mother was seen floating her newborn dead calf for 17 days.
Ken is cautiously optimistic of the calf as he gauges the Orca's chances at about 50% survival due to low salmon populations, increased underwater noise and bioaccumulation of toxins due to plastic ingestion as well as those found in salmon that the animal can find to eat.
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Direct download: SUFB_S679_NewOrcaCalfSpottedWithEndangeredPodNearJuandeFuca.mp3
Category:Southern Resident Orca -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT