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Photo credit: Lisa Spaven, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Help name Springer's new calf! 

Springer (A73) made international headlines in 2002 when she showed up alone and in poor condition in Washington’s Puget Sound. She was rehabilitated and reunited with her pod and now Springer has a family of her own. You helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit (A104) in 2014, and now we need your help naming her second! Read Springer’s story here and don’t forget to vote for your favourite name before March 8th. 


November 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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Want to know what the Marine Mammal Research Program staff are up to?

Take a look at our News section to find our more about our research trips and to read media articles that feature our research and/or program staff