There is a baby boom with our Southern Resident Killer Whales. The other day, the Centre of Whale Research posted pictures of L-122, the newest member of J-Pod.
Tessa Danelesko from the Vancouver Aquarium was just talking to Global about how important these baby Orcas are, “It is really exciting when we consider Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered, and they do face many threats, so any birth is something to celebrate.”
Global reporter Justin McElroy added, “they’re among the most endangered orca populations in the world, have seen their population cut in half in the last 50 years – and until last winter, hadn’t produced any new orcas in three years.”
Baby Orcas only have a 50/50 chance of surviving. In 2013 and 2014, no calves survived. But here’s the thing…I checked out the meaning of the name L-122 on that name meaning thing and I have a good feeling about L-122.
Hey, at least they didn’t name the baby Orca Atticus right? There would be like 12 Atticuses in Orca Kindergarten.