Killer whale who grieved dead calf is a mom again
You might remember that killer whale that grieved her dead calf for 17 days. The whale research center says Tahlequah gave birth to a new calf last week. Tahlequah made headlines in 2018 when she swam about 1,000 miles with the body of her dead calf. The calf died a few hours after birth, but the mother prevented it from sinking for more than two weeks. The whale research center says the new calf increases the population of the endangered southern resident orca to 73.
Fisherman describes frightening encounter as whale lands on boat
It ended up with a boat beached along the shore in Seaside Park, New Jersey after being struck by a whale. They had no idea a juvenile whale was also feeding on the same school of fish. Riley said the only thing he remembers is hearing the whale slam down on the boat. "The noise of the whale hitting the boat, it was like a thud that you would - I mean it was loud," Riley said. Riley says he usually likes to fish in the bay so after the close encounter with a whale, the ocean is off-limits.