May 24th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Killer whale calf trapped in B.C. swims out of lagoon

By The Canadian Press on April 26, 2024.

The orphaned orca calf who has been stranded in a lagoon in the northeastern part of Vancouver Island swam past the sand bar her mother died on and exited the lagoon early in the morning on Friday. A two-year-old female orca calf is seen swimming in the Little Espinosa Inlet near Zeballos, B.C., Friday, April 19, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

ZEBALLOS, B.C. – The young killer whale trapped for more than a month in a B.C. lagoon swam past a bottleneck at high tide this morning.

The Ehattesaht and Nuchatlaht First Nations say the team is ecstatic, although she still has to leave the Inlet to reach open ocean.

More coming.

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