Orca succumbs to pregancy complications

A female orca found dead off Vancouver Island in Canada died due to late-term pregnancy complications, according to necropsy findings collected by veterinarian Stephen Raverty and his team at British Columbia’s Ministry of Agriculture. Testing of tissue samples for infectious diseases is pending. Orcas are endangered in the U.S. and Canada, and the loss of this breeding-age female strikes a blow to the population. ABC News/The Associated Press (12/16)

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