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Her Heart Still Goes On:

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Her Heart Still Goes On:

Post  Doogs on Wed May 14, 2014 10:46 pm

Killer whale called 'Granny' born the year before the TITANIC sank is the oldest in in the world aged 103

Experts have been studying whales in the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s
This particular pod is called the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW)
Granny is said to be the matriarch of the group and was spotted in the Strait of Georgia at the weekend
She is thought to have travelled around 800 miles up from California
The average lifespan of a wild orca is between 60 and 80 years
Granny’s age is an educated guess based on her reproduction history

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2628373/Is-oldest-whale-world-Granny-orca-103-years-old-scientists-claim.html#ixzz31jFa63RV
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Post  Laikipia on Thu May 15, 2014 8:43 am

What an amazing age she is, shame about the name  What a Face I don't know anything about whales so an interesting article.

Thanks for the link Doogs.

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Post  whitestarling on Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 am

WOW As you say Doogs what a fantastic age even if it is a guesstimate it's not going to be that far out. She's the whale equivalent of Echo the Elephant. I just love those photos of whales breaching. Thanks Doogs

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Post  Doogs on Fri May 16, 2014 1:43 pm

 Lai, it is a bit of a shocker isn't it !!!

Good point WS, "she's the whale equivalent of Echo the Elephant", like that   
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Post  littlewid on Fri May 16, 2014 10:05 pm

http://i70.servimg.c   how fantastic is that and isn't it really nice to read such a lovely story. I don't think Granny is that bad, its better than J2   Thanks for that Doogs, that's a story that will stick with me for al the right reasons.....Long Live Granny   

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