Photograph by Josh McInnes. Transients T011A and T137.
New transient killer whale calf T065A5 with mother T065A, via The Transient Killer Whale Research Project.
NEW ORCA CALF IN PUNTA NORTE
Llen (PTN-010), female born approx. in the year 2000, presumably born to Ishtar showed up April 13 at Punta Norte with a newborn calf. March 24 this year a big group of orca was observed and photographed off the coast of Puerto Piramides in Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes. Out of the over 50 images we’ve got of this orca that day, none shows her with a calf. This would indicate that this calf was born between March 24 and April 13, 2014. Llen is a strander. This is her first calf.
(foto Jorge Cazenave)
There may be a second addition as well. PNOR posts:
[…] Only Maga and Mica stranded that day. Valen, which is a great hunter, stayed back looking after her calf, only a couple of months old.
Exciting news, hopefully the Southern Residents surprise us with new calves, too! :)