Maternal love: in the Pacific orca for 2 weeks will not part with a dead baby
Author: Alina Dykman
Marine biologists claim that this they have not seen. In late July we told you about the whalethat day supported a dead calf above the water, not wanting to believe in his death. As it turned out, the mother still does not leave her baby, even though his body already beginning to decompose.
Biologists said the whale died on July 24. The last time a whale on the “name” J35 noticed on Wednesday, August 8. The body of the whale was still in front of her.
American and canadian scientists said that they are concerned with the mother and will follow her, but to approach her to take the body of a baby, they will not.
“Of course we are worried. The time and energy she spends on manipulation of the body of the whale, can have a negative impact on her. She is poorly fed, said the whale researcher Sheila Thornton. On the other hand, we’re not sure we’ll do better if you take the body”.
In inland waters of Washington state, there are only 75 of killer whales, and in 2015 they did not give progeny.
According to scientists, this happens due to the lack of preferred food source of marine animals – salmon, Chinook (Chinook salmon), and also because of water pollution and noise of vehicles.
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