The sick whale, J50, and her mother swim off the coast of Canada.
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The young orca J50 was spotted off British Columbia and teams will do a health assessment if conditions in the waters between the U.S. and Canada allow, said Michael Milstein, a spokesman with NOAA Fisheries.The 3-1/2-year-old orca is thin, in poor body condition and may have an infection. The rescue team has approval in both U.S. and Canadian waters to give J50 medication, but there is no such plan for another member of the population of southern resident killer whales that has scientists worried.The team then could move ahead with feeding the orca live salmon from a boat moving ahead of the whale.The last time scientists rescued a killer whale in the region was in 2002 when a northern resident killer whale known as Springer was found swimming alone in Puget Sound.
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