Grieving Mother Orca Finally Drops Dead Calf After Carrying Corpse for 17 Days
3 days ago - By Slate
A grieving orca whale that made headlines around the world for carrying the corpse of her dead calf for more than two weeks has finally released it, ending what scientists referred to as “ a tour of grief .” The adult female named Tahlequah, who is known as J35 by scientists, was seen Saturday swimming without the body of her calf .
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17 days and 1,000 miles later, grieving orca lets go of her dead calf
3 days ago - By WISN
It was the swim that the whole world watched.
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After 17 days and 1,000 miles, mother orca Tahlequah drops her dead calf
3 days ago - By Boston Herald
Tahlequah the mother orca is no longer carrying her dead calf. “J35 frolicked past my window today with other J pod whales, and she looks vigorous and healthy,” Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor, Wash., wrote in an email. “The ordeal of her carrying a dead calf for at least seventeen days and 1,000 miles is now over, thank goodness.”
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