Baby boom: Watchers spot fourth newborn among endangered Puget Sound Orcas; population hits 81

By: Emily Himes

The fourth baby Orca whale in the waters near Washington state born this winter has been documented, and this is important because they are endangered. The whales are endangered because of pollution and lack of food. The newborn was first spotted Monday, swimming with its pod. This makes the Orca population 81, but they are still endangered. According to Kevin Balcom, the senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research, this whale looked “quite plump and healthy.” Sadly, the survival rate for the baby whales is only around 50%,but despite this reality, researchers are staying optimistic.

Source: Fox News

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