Plans to get a B.C. orca calf out of remote lagoon aim for two-week timeline

 Plans underway to try to move the two-year-old orca By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS ZEBALLOS, B.C.- The timer has been set to save a young killer whale’s life, say First Nations leaders and a federal Fisheries Department marine mammal expert. Plans to get the stranded two-year-old orca out of a remote lagoon off northern Vancouver Island are aiming for a timeline of two weeks or less, they say. Paul Cottrell, a marine mammal co-ordinator with the Fisheries Department, said there is still much to organize before the rescue team tries to capture the calf and transport it out of the lagoon to the nearby open ocean. The plan also involves placing the orca calf in a large net pen in the ocean where its health can be examined and…

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