Mother & Son

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Uploaded on May 21, 2007 by explore.org

Orcas have a close-knit family structure and most stay with their mothers throughout life. The Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island photographs the dorsal fins of each whale as a way of identifying them and keeping track of the different pods. They estimate that the matriarch of one of the families is more than 90 years old.

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