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Sick killer whale J-50 could be cared for in Canadian waters

Sick killer whale J-50 could be cared for in Canadian waters

The relative was J35, and she was carrying her baby's body for the 17th straight day.

J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts are hoping to save. The NOAA response team treated J50 with a long-acting broad-spectrum antibiotic through a dart while they await results of the whale's health assessment. One week later, members of her pod were seen taking turns holding the calf. "There is very little risk to the animal getting a shot of long-lasting antibiotic, but the potential gain was quite large".

The last time scientists rescued a killer whale in the region was in 2002 when a northern resident killer whale known as Springer was found swimming alone in Puget Sound.

Scientists are also anxious about another member of the endangered orcas. "I think there are many species who do undertake this sort of behavior".

'It is disgusting. This is an animal that is a sentient being, ' Deborah Giles, science and research director for the nonprofit Wild Orc said. However, human intervention with J35 and her calf is off the table for now.

It was dramatic how thin she was, Haulena said, adding that he wants to know more about her digestive system and whether she's been eating. They will need to be within roughly 16 feet of the whale to get a breath sample. "There was no sign of the groups waiting for her ... she was mostly with her mom as well as her siblings".

They face nutritional stress over a lack of their preferred food source, Chinook salmon, as well as threats from toxic contamination and vessel noise and disturbances that disrupt their ability to communicate and forage.

Scientists on both sides of the border have become increasingly concerned about J50's emaciated state in recent weeks and fear she could die, dealing yet another blow to the declining population of 75 southern resident killer whales.

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"We've been saying it for 20 years, the humans who have been studying these animals", Giles said, before noting that now "the animals themselves in the last three weeks, it's nearly like they've taken the torch".

University of Washington scientist Deborah Giles said she was heartbroken for what is happening with the mom and child.

A medical team was speeding to Race Rocks, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles, as of 1 p.m., to see if the conditions are right to attempt to help her.

"This was our first opportunity in almost a week of trying to get near the whale", said Haulena. That data has documented orcas that declined and then disappeared. A final report is due in November.

The earliest the weather is forecasted to clear up is Sunday, Hanson said, and the plan will be easier if the whales move closer to the coast.

The efforts come as a task force called by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met Tuesday to come up with solutions to help the whales.

"I certainly think the length of the situation is unprecedented", Thornton said.


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