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A Baby Orca is Believed to be Dead

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 FRIDAY HARBOR, WA - A baby orca is dead according to the Center for Whale Research. 

The young orca was born to much hope in early September and apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia.

Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research on Friday Harbor said Tuesday, "The baby is gone."


Balcomb says the young whale designated L-120 has not been seen since the L pod  recently returned to the inland waters of western Washington.

This now  leaves 78 killer whales in the Puget Sound population.


 

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