The killer whales recently born off the B.C. coast hit a milestone on Wednesday, a whale expert says.
Four babies have been born to the southern killer whale population in the past six months.
Michael Harris with the Pacific Whale Watch Association says the mortality rate in the first year is 50 per cent, so the fact that they’re still around is remarkable.
“There were some concerns that with all of these babies born right around the same time, could this small population pick up the duties – the baby care? But they’ve done a great job.”
The K, J and L pods had just 77 members last winter.