Killer whale as old as Titanic spotted off Washington state

- A killer whale believed to be as old as the Titanic was spotted off the coast of Washington state last week, according to the nonprofit organization Orca Network.

Nicknamed Granny but known to scientists as J2, the whale that is estimated to have turned 105 this year, was photographed jumping and swimming with other orcas. 

The Orca Network wrote on its website, 'J2 Granny looking gorgeous!  She and J27 spent more time out of the water than in it!'

A local news station reports that Granny is believed to have been born in 1911 which would make her the oldest known living killer whale and would also mean she was alive the year before the Titanic took its voyage across the Atlantic.

According to NOAA, female killer whales typically live about 50 years, but some can live as long as 100 years.

The Orca Network says the margin of error on estimating the whale's age is 12 years.

Granny is generally spotted in waters around Canada and Washington.

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