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By The Canadian Press
SEATTLE — A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her.
NOAA Fisheries says the international team reached 3 1/2-year-old orca known as J50 Thursday in the waters near Washington state’s San Juan Island.
A veterinarian examined the orca. The team of experts gave her a dose of antibiotics through a dart and took a breath sample to help assess whether she has an infection.