‘Progress!’ Response team able to give antibiotics to ailing, ‘very skinny’ southern resident killer whale
SEATTLE -- A federally organized response team was able to administer antibiotics to the ailing, "very skinny" 3-year-old orca J50 in U.S. waters near San Juan Island on Thursday, NOAA announced Thursday night. "Progress!" NOAA Fisheries declared in a tweet. "Response teams reached J Pod today in Canadian waters & followed them into U.S. waters near San Juan Isl. While very skinny & small, J50 kept up with her mother & siblings. Veterinarian Marty Haulena from the Vancouver Aquarium got a thorough look at her.