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Whale News

Photo credit: Lisa Spaven, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Springer's new calf has a name. Welcome Storm!

Last month, we asked the public to help choose a name for two-year old A116, born to Springer (A73), the northern resident killer whale whose rescue and return to her home waters made international headlines in 2002.The results are in, and with almost 40% of the vote, the youngest calf of one of B.C.’s most famous killer whales will now be known as Storm. Thanks to everyone who voted! A special edition pod adoption package with Springer and her calves will be available this spring. 


February Whale News 

Our E-newsletter, Whale News, includes sightings of Northern Resident, Southern Resident and Bigg's (transient) killer whales in our Adoption Program and contains whale-related news. [Read our latest e-newsletter here]

Blackfish Sounder 

The 26th and final issue of our annual newsletter is now out. Through a mix of news and feature stories, The Blackfish Sounder keeps adopters up-to-date on what we currently know about killer whales - in B.C. and around the world. [Read our latest issue here]

Support Whale Research
donation to the Marine Mammal Research Program and/or the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program helps fund important conservation-based research on wild killer whales in Canada and around the world. [Learn more]



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