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Environmental groups sue Canadian government over endangered southern resident orcas
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Six conservation groups have filed a lawsuit over what they claim is the Canadian government's failure to protect endangered southern resident orcas. The lawsuit comes less than a month after J35, a mother orca, carried her dead calf for an unprecedented 17 days throughout Canadian and Washington waters. The mother orca, known as Tahlequah, made headlines around the world and drew widespread attention to the threats facing the genetically unique population of whales.