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Meet the Whales

Northern Resident Killer Whales



A11 Matriline (9 whales in 2016)

Yakat (A11) - the family matriarch, an adult female thought to have been born in 1958 - *Sadly Yakat died in January 2013 and is no longer available for adoption.

Skagit (A35) - adult female born in 1974 with four offspring; Kiltik (A52), Sunny (A70), Roller (A77) and Pine (A90)

Kiltik (A52) - adult female born in 1987 with two offspring; Nalau (A81) and Stirling (A105)

Nahwitti (A56) - adult female born in 1990 

Sunny (A70) - adult female born in 1999 with one offspring; Kwatna (A100)

Roller (A77) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2003

Nalau (A81) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2004

Pine (A90) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2008

Kwatna (A100) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2011

Stirling (A105) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2013




Whale News


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Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
The A11 matriline: front to back, Skagit (A35), Sunny (A70) and Kiltik (A52) traveling members of the A11 and A24 matriline.

Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
A member of the A11 matriline breaching and about to land on Sunny (A70).