Sea World veterinarian, Dr. Tom Reidarson, explains plans for J.J.s reintroduction in late March or early April.
Sea World of California chefs cooked up a whale of an anniversary cake to mark the California gray whale calf J.J.s first year at the park. The 5-foot square confection was displayed during a press conference on January 11, 1998, a year to the day after the then-nearly-comatose animal arrived.
Dr. Brent Stewart of the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute displays the saddle device which will hold satellite transmitters. The saddle will be fitted on J.J.s dorsal ridge just prior to her release back into the ocean in March. For more information, click on Press Release.
Looking back one year ago - One of many animal care specialists keeping watch over J.J.
In the early days - Animal care specialists feed J.J. a rich formula several times a day. J.J. is now weaned off of formula.
An underwater portrait of J.J. the baby gray whale.
J.J. scoops the fish into her mouth and uses her baleen to filter out the water and other sediment.
Guests visiting Sea World of California watch J.J. in an underwater viewing area.
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