The Center for Whale Research is confirming the deaths of two L pod members of the Endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales.
This brings the population down to 78 members total across all three pods (Js, Ks, and Ls).
L53 was born in 1977, a 37- year old female which had no offspring or immediate family living. Her mother (L7) died in 2010. L53 was from the L37 Matriline. (Photo: Center for Whale Research).
L100 was born in 2001, a 13-year old male. He was born to L54, and had two siblings, L108 (DOB, 2006, Male), and L117 (DOB, 2010. Sex unknown). L100 was from the L54 Matriline. (Photo: Center for Whale Research).