Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A killer whale was born at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday morning, weighing in at 300 pounds and a length of about six feet. The sex has not yet been determined. It's the third offspring of mother Kasatka.
Read more from The Union-Tribune.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:13 PM
Great! Nice to hear a good story!
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 4:16 PM
Kasatka was one of the orcas that used to live at Sea World of Ohio :) Congratulations, Kasatka & baby!
Monday, December 27, 2004 3:03 AM
Would it stand to reason then that Kasatka was pregnant when she was moved cross country from Ohio to California? That couldn't have been good for the baby...
Monday, December 27, 2004 11:16 AM
I doubt very much that the gestation period for the animal is three years.
Monday, December 27, 2004 2:25 PM
From SeaWorld's own site
The gestation period of a killer whale is about 17 months -- the longest known of all cetaceans. Pregnancies followed at the SeaWorld Adventure Parks have ranged from 15 to 18 months.
Monday, December 27, 2004 3:10 PM
Which is still not three years. :)
Monday, December 27, 2004 4:29 PM
My bad, I was thinking of Shouka, the orca at SFWoA now at SFMW... Not the on from SWO now at SWSD... :) My fault...
Monday, December 27, 2004 4:40 PM
I was agreeing with you, Jeff, by providing proof...