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Grief Orca carries dead calf for more than 3 days: "She just does not let go"



A dead calf rests on her nose, an orca has been mourning in the Pacific Northwest for more than three days.

The calf died Tuesday morning, half an hour after his birth off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, to a 20-year-old whale named J35. It was the first calf known since 2015 as "Southern Resident Killer Whales" to the local population.

"I think she just mourns, is not ready to let the calf go at this time, why, why?" Said Ken Balcomb, founder and chief scientist of the San Juan Center for Whale Research, which has published the Tracked population for more than 40 years.

Southern killer whales, which consist of three distinct pods, usually remain near British Columbia and Washington State, though some swim north to Alaska and south to California. Researchers fear the population decline, which is besieged by a dwindling gene pool, dwindling food supply and environmental degradation.


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