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Dead Killer Whale Found On Sunshine Coast

/ 97.3 The Eagle
            A dead killer whale found on the Sunshine Coast has been identified as a member of an endangered population. Fisheries and Oceans spokesman Dan Bate says the male orca was found near Sechelt Tuesday and has been identified as J-34, a southern resident killer whale believed to be about 18 years old. The southern resident killer whales are a clan of about 80 orcas that live in the waters off southern British Columbia and Washington State. It’s not yet clear what caused the J-34’s death, but Bate says a necropsy was scheduled to take place yesterday.

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