Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound – AP

Good news!  Tempered by the knowledge that approx. 50% of the newborns die before their first birthday, and apparently one did just that this week also.

Whale researchers say they’ve documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said on Facebook Tuesday their researchers documented the new calf Monday.   (Associated Press)

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