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Granny is Dead — Starving Orcas in the Northwest & Antarctic

Granny is dead. In August of last year, we posted Orca “Granny,” 105 Years Old, Still Swimming the Pacific about the oldest member of  the ” J” pod of Puget Sound orcas, and also the known living orca. Sadly, in … Continue reading

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Orca “Granny,” 105 Years Old, Still Swimming the Pacific

Orcas live in complex multi-generational pods led by a matriarch.  In the pod that scientists have labeled as the “J pod,” the matriarchal orca, designated as J2, also-known-as “Granny” was recently sighted swimming with her pod off the coast of … Continue reading

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Belated Happy Mother’s Day to Orca J2, aka Granny, 103 Years Old

A belated happy Mother’s day to the matriarch of the J pod, known as J2, but nicknamed “Granny,” by orca researchers who is believed to be 103 years old this year, and still swimming strong. The J pod is a … Continue reading

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