Rescue effort for sick orca is ready - if pod can be located

Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius center helps move a live wild chinook salmon to a tribal boat. The Chinook was caught Monday by nontribal reef-net fishers off Lummi Island in Legoe Bay Monday

Barre said operations testing for using live Chinook for nutritional support therapy and administering oral medication would be done with the Lummi tribe and the Whale Sanctuary Project - without whales present. "So we're reviewing that as we speak", Cottrell said from a vessel off the B.C. coast, where a Fisheries and Oceans Canada team is also searching for the whale.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has mounted an emergency effort to administer medical care and food for J50 after worldwide attention focused last week on another member of the J Pod family, Tahlequah, seen carrying her dead calf around the Salish Sea for 10 days and hundreds of miles.

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans said its researchers sighted the female killer whale J50, also known as Scarlet, swimming with her mother and the rest of their pod.

J50, a four-year-old female southern resident killer whale, was spotted with other members of her pod including her mother off the coast of Port Renfrew Tuesday, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The first step before administering any antibiotics will be to assess J50's condition, once she is located again in appropriate conditions.

"As you can tell we've had a lot of challenges in seeing them daily", Milstein said.

The weather and the location of the orcas are complicating factors that could prevent intervention, said Paul Cottrell, a marine mammals co-ordinator with DFO.

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Rowles said injections of antibiotics or sedatives have been given to other free-swimming whales or dolphins that were injured or entangled but it hasn't been done for free-swimming whales in this area.

"We know what's going to happen if we don't intervene at this point", said Michael Kundu, a whale advocate.

Rowles said such imagery has shed more light on the whales' overall body condition and growth over time.

While it's not uncommon for southern resident killer whales to go unsighted for days, researchers were racing the clock to find J-pod because of the young whale's poor health.

"J50 was staying close to her mum and was keeping up well, moving at a casual speed and undertaking what we call logging behaviour which is a resting behaviour with slow transits and movements, and small changes direction so we can't at this time say what specific direction the animals were going in", Thornton said.

"Hopefully, they are doing well and foraging and doing what they need to do".

The animal, which was last seen Friday in Canadian waters, is part of a population of critically endangered orcas that's dwindled to just 75 whales.

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