Global team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

12 August, 2018, 11:37 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Katy Foster  NOAA Fisheries

The only problem is, they need to figure out how to do so without getting the orca used to people or boats, something which would ultimately end up interfering with the animal's ability to survive in the wild. For instance, we've all personally experienced some form of loss and the pain that comes with it, so when we see someone else grappling with the loss of a loved one, we understand, we relate, we feel their pain. "Can we do it safely and are we able to observe her response?" The dead calf's mother, J35, has carried its carcass for more than two weeks as it appears to grieve. She was last seen Thursday still carrying her calf.

"She was diving for long periods of time and was easily keeping up with her group". The J Pod was seen earlier Thursday, but neither J50 nor J35, the orca carrying her dead calf, were immediately seen.

The U.S. and Canada have no plans to remove J50 from her pod in order to feed or medicate her, as that would likely cause too much stress to J50 and her pod.

"I think it could have gone a little bit better and I would try things a little bit differently based on what we found", Haulena said.

Unsurprisingly, given their neuroanatomy, orcas live in tight-knit matrilineal pods that are led by mothers, aunties and grandmothers - female orcas have the longest post-menopausal life span of any animal we know of besides humans.

But Balcomb and others say more aggressive measures are needed.

But even with female role models in abundance, orcas share an unusual bond with their mothers.

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The calf died July 24 and the image of the 20-year-old mother whale clinging to the dead calf has struck an emotional chord worldwide.

The last time a southern resident birthed a calf that lived more than a few months was L123 in November, 2015. A 2016 study described 14 cases of "nurturant behavior" toward dead calves in seven species of marine mammals, including orcas.

A killer whale named J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, British Columbia, on August 7.

The distinctive black-and-white orcas have struggled since they were listed as an endangered species in the US and Canada over a decade ago. There are now just 75 of the orcas, down from 98 in 1995. It has been three years since the population has had a new baby - under normal circumstances four or five calves would be born each year to this group.

Her apparent act of grief has tugged at the world's heartstrings for weeks and shown the struggles faced by her endangered pod of southern resident killer whales.

With the whale far away and a bin full of salmon pulled that morning from a state hatchery, crews did a practice run to work out the logistics of feeding live fish to a whale while staying ahead of it in a boat.

However, the Ministry clarifies that it must be ensured that the treatment attempt does not harm J-50 or other killer whales in its group.

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