FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash | Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

12Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod.

The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, chase a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Island on Saturday afternoon.

The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon, and J35’s calf died soon after birth on July 24.

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