Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

13 August, 2018, 03:30 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • An adult female Southern Resident killer whale with her calf in Pacific Northwest waters

Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long.

Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale spotted between the USA and Canada.

The Latest on the plan to save a young emaciated orca.

"Progress!" Michael Milstein, a spokesman for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, said on the agency's Facebook page.

Teams of whale experts do not have any immediate plans to intervene to help a mother orca that has been pushing the body of her dead calf for more than two weeks.

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NOAA says on Facebook that the team will decide next whether to feed the free-swimming whale live salmon from a boat.

J35 was first spotted July 24 carrying the calf on her nose and in her mouth.

Scientists say the animal has now fallen behind her pod and is at risk of becoming isolated. They are waiting for her to show up again in Washington state waters so they can zip out on a boat to do a health assessment, said Teri Rowles, marine mammal health and stranding coordinator for NOAA Fisheries. "But it is it very, very, real", she said.

"For close approaches, what we're needing to try to do is to match course and speed of the animals and then very slowly and cautiously move in so we don't disturb them", he said.

"This was our first opportunity in almost a week of trying to get near the whale", said Haulena. What would be unique is giving the orca medication through live fish, Rowles said. Scientists are anxious about her and will watch her but don't have plans to help her or remove the calf.

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"She appears to be in distress and may not be feeding successfully, so we are asking vessels continue to give her a wide berth", said DFO regional director Andrew Thomson.

The fish-eating orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are down to 75 animals, and there hasn't been a successful birth since 2015.

An worldwide team of experts has been waiting for an opportunity to get close to the female killer whale so they can carry out an emergency plan that includes giving it antibiotics or feeding it live salmon at sea.

"Even if her family is foraging for and sharing fish with her, J35 can not be getting the. nutrition she needs to regain any body-mass loss that would have naturally occurred during the gestation of her fetus and also additional loss of nutrition during these weeks of mourning", she said. In a remarkable demonstration of maternal affection viewed around the world, 30-year-old Tahlequah, went into mourning, sometimes carrying the dead baby calf on her back for hundreds of miles over the course of at least 10 days.

Experts at the Whale Museum on San Juan Island have been monitoring the whale since her calf died last month.

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It is not known if her family is foraging for her and feeding her, Thornton said, and she could not get a good enough look at her from the water Wednesday to assess her condition.

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