Maybe there was something in the salmon. Maybe there was a whale of a pod party. Whatever the reason, and experts can only speculate, southwestern B.C.’s endangered orca population is enjoying a rare, baby boom.
Six young killer whales have been born to the region’s three resident orca pods in the past year, including a New Year’s baby, surprising and delighting dedicated whale-watchers.
“It’s great. No one predicted this,” said Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network in northern Washington State, off whose coast the orcas also reside. “It’s a great way to start the New Year.”
Read the complete story about the baby Orcas by Rod Mickleburgh on the Globe and Mail’s website here.