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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:30 AM

New baby orca, other discoveries made by tracking team

Source: Associated Press

11:22 p.m. EST March 5, 2015

SEATTLE A new baby orca wasn't the only interesting discovery researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales.

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For the first time, researchers also observed groups of whales reuniting offshore, he said. The orcas were also seen farther from the coast than before about 15 miles from Washington and 10 miles from Oregon.

Researchers were also surprised to find the orcas at one point foraging in relatively shallow waters, with a depth of about 26 feet, near Willapa Bay in southwest Washington.

The scientists were able to get out on a smaller boat to collect fecal samples and fish scales to study what the orcas eat and even which stock of Chinook salmon they prefer.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/05/orca-tracking/24451145/

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:09 AM

2. I went on an actual whale watching boat this last summer.

No more Sea World for me. Done with looking at animals in tiny cages.

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:33 AM

3. When I hear about these Baby Killer Whales,

 

I wonder why people take their infants out on the ocean....


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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 07:36 AM

4. BWAH!

 

That's not right.

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 11:11 AM

5. Nevermind

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