New baby orca seen in Washington state with whale family

New baby orca seen in Washington state with whale family

Photo of a baby orca and mother.

(Photo from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

HOOD CANAL, Wash. — There's a new baby orca whale hanging out in the Hood Canal area of Washington state.

A whale-watching group, Puget Sound Express, says it spotted on Monday a healthy newborn calf with the whale pod known as the T65As.

The family of six is led by a mother whale, the leader of the pod who has had five orca calves since she was born in 1986.

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The transient orcas hunt for harbor seals and sea lions for food.

The whale-watchers say some of the younger orcas were spotted leading some hunts.

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