ORCA’S ‘TOUR OF GRIEF’ COMES TO AN END, RE­SEARCHERS SAY

Ottawa Citizen - - CANADA -

Re­searchers say an en­dan­gered orca’s “tour of grief ” is over af­ter she spent nearly three weeks tow­ing her dead calf around the Pa­cific Ocean. The Cen­ter for Whale Re­search says the orca whale known as J35, was spot­ted Satur­day with­out her baby while she chased a school of salmon in Haro Strait west of San Juan Is­land. The cen­tre says J35 ap­pears to be in good health. She fi­nally aban­doned the baby as it de­com­posed and likely sank to the bot­tom of the Sal­ish Sea. Her calf was born and died on July 24.

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