Dec 16, 2014

Pregnancy-related infection kills endangered orca

SEATTLE (AP) — An endangered orca found dead off Vancouver Island in Canada earlier this month died after a failed pregnancy caused a bacterial infection, officials said Tuesday. Preliminary necropsy results show the 19-year-old killer whale known as J-32 was pregnant with a nearly full-term female calf that died, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said. She was a member of the southern resident killer...

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