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Killer whale 'Granny' is older than Titanic

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« on: August 07, 2016, 08:11:23 pm »

Killer whale named 'Granny', who at 105-years-old is older than the Titanic, spotted in Pacific

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    Barney Henderson, New York

5 August 2016 • 10:46pm

A killer whale that was born a year before the Titanic sank and is thought to be the oldest in the world has been spotted off the coast of Washington state in the Pacific Ocean.

At 105-years-old, the orca, who is nicknamed 'Granny' but known as J2 by scientists, was spotted near San Juan Island’s False Bay earlier this week.

"We watched the J11s (J27, J31, and J39) traveling with J2 and adopted son, L87. They sure seemed to be in high spirits ... And then there was that humpback that popped up surprisingly in the distance breaching over and over and over,” said Heather MacIntyre, a photographer.
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