08/06/2019: "Three More Orcas Missing"
The Center For Whale Research has reported that three adult killer whales, J17, K25, L84 and K84, from the Southern Resident whale population are missing, and as of July 1 they are presumed dead.
29-year-old male, L84, has also been missing all summer in encounters conducted by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans along the west coast of Vancouver Island. L pod has not come into the Salish Sea yet this summer. L84 was the last of a matriline of eleven whales, ten of whom died previously. Also missing is 28-year-old, K25, an adult male in the prime of his life who was not in good body condition last winter. He is survived by two sisters and a brother, K20, K27, and K34, respectively.body