Orca mother still carrying dead calf, marking 16th day of ‘tour of grief’ (West coast, Canada, USA)

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A mother orca carries her dead newborn. Several species of whales show signs of mourning. Photograph by Robin Baird, Cascadia Research

August 8th, 2018 (Brett Cihon, Simone Del Rosario). FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — A southern resident orca mother is still carrying her dead and decomposing calf, more than two weeks after she was first spotted holding on to her offspring.

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