The calf was born July 24, but died shortly afterward.
An endangered, grieving orca is still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks after the newborn died, CBS affiliate KIRO reports.
The baby is starting to fall apart, Balcomb said.
"I certainly think that the duration of carrying the calf is unprecedented", said DFO scientist Sheila Thornton. "There are many species who do undertake this sort of behavior if a young animal has failed to survive, they will carry the carcass, you can look at that as mourning behavior".
"Removing the calf would be a very, very hard decision, and obviously we would have to take many factors into consideration, so that's now not on the table", she said. "That is not on the table", said Brad Hanson, wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. She returned to her family of whales in Canada later that year and in 2013 was seen with her new calf.
Meanwhile, the scientists remain fixed on J50, the 3 ½ year old orca who has lost weight in the last year and appears to have an infection.
"The world is watching, and the world is not going to let status quo continue", she said. "The other concern is that she might be food-limited".
But even with female role models in abundance, orcas share an unusual bond with their mothers. But what is unknown is her condition going into her pregnancy, and after the loss of it. "Great work by the teams on the water!"
The plan on Thursday was to provide emergency assistance for the whale, with a visual medical assessment, as well as a shot of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
J50 and the pod were seen around Race Rocks in the Strait.
NOAA says on Facebook that the team will decide next whether to feed the free-swimming whale live salmon from a boat.
The initial plan was to take the fish from seiners or reef netters, a maneuver the Lummi practiced Monday with success. She also had foul breath - indicating a serious health problem. However, Hanson said, conditions have to be just right to do so. We can operate in calm winds. "If they're stopping to forage or socialize, that's a much better opportunity".
No intervention is planned, she said, but they will monitor her condition.
"We are ready to go", Hanson said. "So we've been standing by here, hoping that the southern residents will come back in". "But it is it very, very, real", she said.
Killer whales, though they have a reputation for being ruthless predators, are some of the most socially sophisticated animals in the world.
We have to be more clinical in the right moments, more aggressive in the right moments. 'They are top-quality. And while Klopp would like that fortune to change he knows there are other factors which are more important.
The new rules will increase culling quotas and more shooters to operate under a single license, a government press release states. Among them is New South Wales, which is facing the driest and most widespread conditions since 1965.
Many frightened villagers are staying under tents or tarpaulins dotted along roads or in parched rice fields. It struck northwest of Lombok, which is close to Bali, but the agency said it would not cause a tsunami.
Dorsey said he wants to bring in a group of receivers next week to help fortify a position where the Browns keep taking hits. However, Bryant claimed less than two hours later that he already had spoken to the Browns GM.
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Skripal settled in Britain after a 2010 prisoner exchange. "The UK welcomes this further action by our US allies". These are sensitive goods that normally would go through a case-by-case review before they are exported.
At least four people were killed in a shooting incident in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said on Friday. Witnesses spoke of hearing four shots ring out from an address on Brookside Drive around 8.20am local time.
Supported by four helicopters, more than 400 firefighters and paramilitary officers were mobilized for the rescue operation. A 70-year-old German man was said to be missing after reportedly being swept away inside his van at one campsite.
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Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White, a senior chair with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and a former U.S. Smith to discuss these allegations, she will fully cooperate with the university's current investigation".
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