The conclusion is the result of a five-month investigation.
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Whales: they get personal.
The whale's body was found floating near Sooke, B.C.
Happy New Year to you too, whale!
"It was one of the most exhilarating moments of my life," said a photographer.
New live cams bring you into the incredible world of orcas.
The new calf is the fifth baby since December to be born to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in B.C waters.
"We will never forget it."
"A gentle giant has fallen."
"If it continues at this pace, we'll be seeing above-average numbers real quick."
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"This animal was in dire straits."
The group waved at the whale — and she waved back.
There are now 80 southern resident orcas in the waters of B.C. and Washington state.