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Feb 14, 2013 3:10 PM by NBC News, Photo Courtesy: Mike Aguilera

SeaWorld San Diego welcomes new addition

SeaWorld San Diego has a new baby killer whale swimming alongside mom. Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately 37 years old, gave birth to the her calf Thursday morning under the watchful eyes of SeaWorld's zoological team.

The calf is estimated to weigh between 300 and 350 pounds and measure 6 to 7 feet.

The gender of the calf is not yet known.

As with any killer whale birth, the mother and calf will be observed round the clock for the first few days.

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