Young orca spotted in Washington lagoon

A sheriff’s sergeant in northwest Washington spotted a killer whale swimming around a Port Angeles lagoon Sunday night, reports said. Clallam County Sheriff Sergeant John Hollis filmed this footage near the McKinley Paper Mill in Port Angeles, northwest of Seattle, local radio station KONP said. The eight-year-old Biggs orca is “known” to scientists in the area and has a history of roaming by its family, Pacific Whale Watch Association director Erin Johns Gless told KONP. Still, the Orca Behavior Institute called the incident “bizarre,” noting that the orca had swum through a small channel and into a lagoon “deep in the western end of the harbor.” The Feiro Marine Life Center said the mammal had left the channel Monday morning. Credit: Sheriff Sergeant John Hollis via Storyful

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