Wash. — The Center for Whale Research today confirmed the discovery of another calf born into the endangered Southern Resident Community.
This is the sixth calf born into population this year.
The baby orca, designated J53 by the Center, was seen on Saturday, October 24th in Haro Strait.
The calf was traveling with J17, also known as Princess Angeline, a 38-year-old member of J-Pod.
This is J17’s fourth calf. She is the grandmother of J46 and J47.
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