The Daily Troll: Baby orca thought to be dead.

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Orca baby: Oh, no

Puget Sound’s newest baby orca whale was declared deceased by the Orca Conservancy today. The calf, designated L120, wasn’t spotted with its mother over the weekend. It’s suggested the calf may have starved. The conservancy says lactating females burn calories quicker than other whales. If they aren’t getting enough food, producing enough milk to feed their calf is difficult. . One potentially hopeful note: The item suggests that Hood Canal is producing more fish than in the past – but orcas haven’t rediscovered it yet.

About orcaconservancy

Orca Conservancy is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working on behalf of orcinus orca, the killer whale, and protecting the wild places on which it depends. Successful Petitioner and Litigant in historic U.S. District Court case to list Southern Resident orcas as "Endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act -- the first-ever federal protection for the population. Leader in the Springer Project, the first-ever successful translocation and reintroduction of a wild killer whale, a rescue that captured the attention of the world.
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