New calf in J pod, by John Forde, Whale Centre

 

Great news! There’s a new calf in J pod. Researcher John Forde spotted the newborn near Tofino on May 30th. Its mother is presumed to be J31.

When the whales were ID’d as southern residents, the whale-watching companies in the area voluntarily decided to leave them alone. Leadership in action, and rays of hope all around!

Read more:

New Calf in J Pod, Whale Centre Blog

New Orca-Calf in Southern Resident J Pod, The Seattle Times