October 20, 2010

Another, New Baby Orca Whale in the Southern Resident Killer Whale Community

BORN: Another new calf in the Southern Resident Killer Whales!

A new L Pod calf, initially spotted in Juan de Fuca Strait last week, is the first recorded calf for 20-year-old L82 said Ken Balcomb, executive director of The Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Wa.

It is the second L Pod calf of the season, but L47..., the other mom, has not had any of her previous four calves survive,

"This one is doing well so far, so we hope this will break the pattern,"