Cause of death unknown after orca calf found dead on Vancouver Island coast

By The Canadian Press
December 30, 2015 - 2:37pm

VANCOUVER — A female orca calf has been found dead on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Paul Cottrell of Fisheries and Oceans Canada said a surfer spotted the dead whale washed up on Mussel Beach near Ucluelet on Dec. 23 and called the department's marine mammal incident hotline.