Scientists: The Killer Whale That We Follow Has Mysteriously Disappeared

J1, the oldest male Orca, from the Center for Whale Research. J1 died this year.

Scientists in Seattle, USA, announced that a killer whale they were following might have died. Continuing their work in the city’s Puget Strait, experts stated that one of the 73 killer whales they watched has not been reached in a week.

The planet we live on is not only home to us but also millions of other species. Scientists want every living thing in the world to survive and continue their work in this context. Especially the endangered species are highly valued by scientists.

Now, there is some thought-provoking news from the city of Seattle in the north of the USA. Scientists in the area have said that a killer whale that they have been observing for some time has disappeared. According to scientists, the disappearing killer whale either died or went too far from the area where it was located. Experts are concerned about the killer whale’s death.

Scientists worry about killer whales becoming extinct
Scientists have been working in the Puget Strait in Seattle for a long time. Because the population of killer whales in the southern parts of the strait has been decreasing for a long time, and scientists are trying to do everything they can to save the declining population. The killer whale, which has been under observation for a while and has disappeared for the past week, was one of the few killer whales that lived in the south of the Puget Strait.

A scientist who has been working at the Whale Research Center in the USA has been able to observe the missing killer whale last week. Called “L41”, this killer whale carefully followed a group of other killer whales for a while. At the end of this follow-up, the L41, which disappeared from the eyes, never appeared again.

Scientists say they first met L41 in January 2019. L41, which is in one group, was slightly weaker than others and therefore attracted the attention of scientists. Scientists who have been interested in the L41, which they have been observing for some time, say that they have seen other killer whales over the past week, but that they have not seen L41. This increases the likelihood that the L41 may be dead.

L41 is of great importance to scientists. Because only 73 killer whales live in the southern parts of the Puget Strait. The number of killer whales detected to the north of the Bosphorus to date is over 300. Scientists want to keep populations of killer whales close to each other, and therefore they pay more attention to killer whales in the south of the strait.


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