Manchester, United States of America
MARINE BIOLOGISTS FEED SALMON TO ORCA AFTER ITS RELOCATION IS DELAYED.
Marine biologists feed salmon down a tube that leads down into the
temporary holding pen in Manchester, Washington on July 12, 2002 where
Orca whale 'A73' has been examined and treated before it is to be
released in the waters of Johnstone Strait in British Columbia, Canada.
Rescuers captured the whale on June 13. The relocation of the Orca has
been rescheduled for July 13 because of a delay when the high-speed
catamaran that was to carry the Orca had mechanical problems. Scientist
are attempting to reintroduce the whale to its native pod in a wilder
environment after it has inhabited the metropolitan waters of Puget
Sound near Seattle, Washington alone for several months.
REUTERS/Anthony P. Bolante