30 Jul '15, 1pm

Baby orca learns how to breach and can't stop leaping for joy

A young orca whale named J50 executes a gravity-defying breach in the waters between San Juan Island and Vancouver Island. (Photo: Clint "Showtime" Rivers/Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours) This past winter, orca whale enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest were overjoyed to learn that the region's beloved J Pod had welcomed two new calves to the fold — J50 and J51 . Given the endangered status of this particular orca population, scientists and whale watchers have been carefully monitoring these new bundles of joy ever since. Earlier this month, J50 put on a particularly showstopping breach performance while traveling with her pod in the waters between San Juan Island and Vancouver Island. You’ve never seen a young whale as happy as one that’s just learned how to propel its whole body out of the water! Luckily, wildlife photographer and frequent whale watcher Clint Rivers was ...

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