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Orca dies in Loreto National Park

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Despite the best efforts to save a young female orca beached within the Loreto Bay National Park, the mammal sadly died.


Care Network for Marine Mammal Stranding came to the rescue together with specialists from Profepa.


The killer whale was six meters long and stranded on a rocky coastal area of ​​Coronado Island, with only half of its body in the water. Immediately protection and hydration was provided as the dorsal fin was covered with a wet blanket to avoid damage by sunlight.


At first it was suspected that the mammal was pregnant but in fact this wasn’t the case. The orca was found to have a serious infection so was supplied with antibiotics. 

The rescue team then guided the orca back to sea as it continued to swim and breathe normally. But suddenly it changed course and began swimming back to the original spot where it had been found.


Very sadly it died moments later.


The skeleton of the orca will be showcased in the famous whale Museum in La Paz. 

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