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8-3-2018, NOAA Begins Emergency Rescue Of Juvenile Orca J5 In Puget Sound

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NOAA is marshaling an emergency response for J50, the starving 4-year-old orca whale, which will include feeding live chinook âEUR" dosed with medicine âEUR" to the ailing orca who may have days to live. Rescue began 52 minutes ago.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:24 pm
Photo credit... Juvenile Orca J5 playing with her pod of orcas in Puget Sound in July 2018 shortly after her birth.

The young whale is so emaciated, the back of her cranium is visible. A worrisome white patch has also been spotted on the back of her head, near her blowhole. It could be an infection.

The crisis comes as another member of the southern-resident orcas is clinging to her dead calf for a 10th day, unwilling to let it go. The calf born July 24 lived for only half an hour. Now officials are racing to put together a plan to prevent another death in the critically endangered whale clan.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:25 pm
Reached while throwing together his gear to head out on his research boat to get breath samples from the whale, wildlife biologist Brad Hanson of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle said J50 has lost about 20 percent of her body weight, and getting fish into her is as much about rehydrating the whale as feeding her.

“There are a lot of ifs, whether or not she will even take fish,” Hanson said. “The big concern is the decrease in hydration level; that just becomes very concerning.

“Her survival could be only a few days. She has continued to decline.”

Lynne Barre, director of the protected resources division of the Seattle branch of the West Coast Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said a first step is getting a closer look at what might be afflicting the young whale.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:28 pm
Barre said the agency has a permit to conduct an emergency response to help J50 and is working on a plan to hydrate and medicate the whale with live chinook –

Further treatment of the critically ill young Orca must planned, developed and approved of by the NOAA in Washington DC.

Help this young orca, Care 2 petition writers.

Please note, comment, and forward.

David C (80)
Friday August 3, 2018, 1:54 pm
how sad this is for the entire pod........let us hope it works

Christeen A (300)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 12:41 am
I said a little prayer.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 4:53 am
:( I hope it makes it.

JL A (281)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 6:29 am
Petition done and related post by Freya at:

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 6:33 am
Thank you, JL A., I just signed the petition. Bless the writer of this petition and bless Care 2 for helping ot save the life of this infant Orca....prayers said too.

Thank you, Christeen, for your prayer.

Thank you, Dandelion, for your comment.

Thank you again, JL A.

Thank you writer of this petition.

Thank you everyone who has noted.

Nita L (127)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 6:57 am
I hope they can help this pod.
Thank you Fiona

Cathy Aronson (67)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 9:42 am
Thank you for sharing this my friend. I have signed the petition, and passed it on. Such a sad state our planet is in.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 10:38 am
27 signatures + mine. Please forward and share. Get the word out to all of your Friends on C2. Thanx Fiona for posting and thanx JL for passing it on to me.

Sara P (55)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 11:50 am
30 with me, thanks a lot for sharing Sheila, I hope that this petition will get the attention that it deserve!!!!!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 12:26 pm
I thank everyone who has commented, I thank everyone who has noted, I thank everyone who has signed and has forwarded the petition and I thank the petition writer....I keep tweeting this and retweeting this.

Meanwhile, there is a GOOD twitter storm, started by Sea Shepherd against a court decision favoring a mega corporation salmon farm....

I firmly believe that the Intenet is helping us work against the sad state of our planet and all living creature.

Jim P (3247)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 12:37 pm
Petition signed.

Orcas are critically endangered and on the verge of extinction.

We must pull all efforts to save them.

Raleighaway k (359)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 1:33 pm
Article and petition signed with comments shared posted on all fb timelines. ty Fiona & Freya

Glennis W (393)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 5:44 pm
Hope they can save this pod Thank you for caring and sharing Fiona

Victoria P (109)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 6:47 pm
Signed with thanks to all ~♥~

Connie O (45)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 8:24 pm
I signed

Ulane V (48)
Saturday August 4, 2018, 10:40 pm

Inge B (202)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 1:02 am


Veronica B (35)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 1:17 am
Noted.Thanks Fiona

Petition Signed

Prayer Sent

Edith B (146)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 4:49 am
Petition signed and shared.

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 5:14 am
N, S&S. Thanks

Ann B (76)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 6:42 am
noted and may the pod be saved..not to go to sea world or a zoo

Allen O (197)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 8:06 am
Thanks Fiona - Signed Freya's Petition and noted

Connie Palladini (106)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 1:56 pm
Signed the petition; thank you JL

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday August 5, 2018, 4:14 pm
Thanks Fiona and JL A for the link to the petition. Signed Freya's petition.

Krista Slavin (194)
Monday August 6, 2018, 10:01 am
Signed and noted. How sad

Barbara K (61)
Monday August 6, 2018, 10:48 am
S & N, thanks for the Post, Freya, and thanks for the share, JLA. I hope the whale makes it.

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Monday August 6, 2018, 12:50 pm
Where is the petition to sign?

Winn A (179)
Tuesday August 7, 2018, 4:18 am
This is on our local news and we are heat sick about it. Petition already signed.

Mandi T (366)
Wednesday August 8, 2018, 7:20 pm
Praying, just heartbreaking.......... Petition signed.. TY

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday August 9, 2018, 2:20 am
Thank you

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Saturday August 11, 2018, 1:14 pm
I still can't find the petition to sign!!!!!!!
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