Orca who carried her dead calf for more than 1,000 miles is pregnant
An orca known as Tahlequah, who raised worldwide concern when she carried her dead calf for 17 days and more than 1,000 miles almost two years ago, is pregnant, scientists said. Casey McLean, the executive director of Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research (SR3), CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reported.
The pregnancies are not unusual but Tahlequah’s pregnancy carries special meaning for a region that
The southern residents frequent Puget Sound, are struggling to survive, and most pregnancies are not successful. Tahlequah’s baby was the first for the whales in three years. The southern residents have since had two more calves, in J pod and L pod. Both are still alive.
The current population of the southern resident orcas is 72.