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Was This Orca Born Before World War I?

Was This Orca Born Before World War I?”

Over the last 40 years, J2 has been witnessed "thousands of times" according to the Center for Whale Research, but hasn't been seen since October.

It's unclear what killed her, but the whale was estimated to be 78 years old as of the end of 2016. "She is one of only a few "resident" whales for which we do not know the precise age because she was born long before our study began".

He wrote on the center's website that he last saw Granny on October 12, 2016, as she swam north in Haro Strait - far ahead of the others. There are three pods inside that population: J pod contains 24 killer whales; K pod has 19; and L pod has 35.

Listed as endangered in 2005, orcas continue to battle despite a decade of research, protection and recovery efforts - struggling due to a lack of food, pollution and disturbances from marine vessels.

The family of killer whales lives in an area known as the Salish Sea - close to Vancouver and Seattle - and Granny was first observed and photographed by Dr Ken Balcomb of the Centre for Whale Research since 1976.

Croft said it was "just incredible" to think of what Granny lived through over the decades and how the world and her environment had changed during that time.

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The Center for Whale Research has announced that J2 has not been spotted with the southern resident Puget Sound J pod recently and thus presumes that she has died.

Although she was officially known as J2, those who followed her travels called her Granny.

Granny's presumed death brings the total number of Southern Resident killer whales - as they are called - down to 78 as of December 31.

"I've been getting emails from friends saying, 'Oh my god, who's going to lead the whales?"

This matriarch led a long and rewarding life, passing down the wisdom of her generation while helping to raise future ones.

When he first began documenting Granny and her familiy in that year, he saw that the mature female was nearly always travelling with a mature bull.



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