Animal Writes
6 January 1999 Issue

Keiko Update

Tuesday, January 5, 1999

Killer whales spotted off Vestmannaeyjar

Last week, a large pod of killer whales was reported several miles south of
Vestmannaeyjar. Although Keiko's staff haven't seen or heard of any in the
immediate vicinity of Heimay (the island where Keiko lives), they say they are
encouraged to hear of them in the area. Once the weather improves next spring
and summer and they can take boats out on the ocean, the staff plans to conduct
research to learn more about the killer whales around the islands. Killer whales
are seen near Heimay almost every day during the summer, so they should have
the chance to spend quite a bit of time watching them.

Keiko's doing very well, swimming strongly in both pools of the baypen. He's
eating approximately 100 pounds of herring a day, and he still spends a great deal
of time watching things inside and outside the pen.

All the Keiko news in one place....


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