• Grieving orca mother stops carrying dead calf

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    SEATTLE - After 17 days and 1,000 miles, the orca known as J35 has stopped carrying her dead calf. She was spotted chasing a school of salmon with other orcas in her pod near Haro Strait on Saturday afternoon. 

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    Telephoto digital images show that J35 appears to be in good physical condition with no "peanut-head" after the long ordeal.


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    The body of the deceased calf likely sank to the bottom of the Salish Sea and it is unlikely that researchers will be able to recover it for a necropsy.

    The calf died July 24.



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