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Dead newborn orca calf found on Vancouver Island earlier this month a transient killer whale
NOOTKA ISLAND, B.C. -- A dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island earlier this month, the same day the final recommendations from the Orca Task Force came out. Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans performed a necropsy to determine cause of death and also its ecotype, whether it's a southern resident, transient or other type of orca.