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Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 2:33 p.m.

Baby orca born, photographed near Puget Sound

A baby orca apprently born on Aug. 6, 2012, swims with its mother at the south end of the Strait of Georgia. The baby is reported to be healthy and spry, newest member of the J Pod, which roams into Puget Sound.

 (Center for Whale Research)
A baby orca apprently born on Aug. 6, 2012, swims with its mother at the south end of the Strait of Georgia. The baby is reported to be healthy and spry, newest member of the J Pod, which roams into Puget Sound. (Center for Whale Research)

WHALE WATCHING -- An orca calf, born to the famous J Pod that roams into Puget Sound, was photographed Monday shortly after it was born to an 11-year-old mother.

The killer whales were swimming near the San Juan Islands. See a detailed report here.

See other photos -- including some really sweet ones -- chronicling the pod's baby whales in recent years.

The photo and whale alerts come from the Center for Whale Research and the Orca Network.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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