Subject: Keiko

Kim Marshall (kim@Whale.Org)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 20:40:40 -0500 (EST)

Dear Jennifer,

Keiko's Health. In the year since the orca (killer whale) Keiko moved to
the Oregon Coast Aquarium from Mexico on Jan. 7, 1996, he is reported to
have gained more than 1,000 pounds and overcome both a sensitive stomach
and a skin virus. On Jan. 16, 1997, the Free Willy-Keiko Foundation
announced a collaborative scientific research project with Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute and the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, to
establish acoustical, optical, medical, behavioral, and physiological
benchmarks for measuring the recovery of the killer whale, Keiko. [Assoc
Press, Free Willy-Keiko Foundation press release].  There is no date set
for the release of Keiko at this time.

Call the Free WIlly Foundation in Washington state, I don't have the # on hand.

Thanks, Kim Marshall