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Meet the Whales

Northern Resident Killer Whales



A24 Matriline (7 whales in 2016)

Kelsey (A24) - the family matriarch, an adult female thought to have been born in 1967 - Sadly Kelsey has passed away and is no longer available for adoption.

Schooner (A64) - female born in 1995 with one offspring, Kanish (A89)

Magin (A71) - male born in 1999

Springer (A73) - female born in 2001 with one offspring Spirit (A104). Kelsey (A24) is Springer's grandmother. Her mother, Sutlje (A45), died in 2001 (read Springer's story

Toba (A78) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2003

Kanish (A89) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2008

Mystery (A94) - young male born in 2009

Spirit (A104) - young whale of unknown sex born in 2013




Whale News


Whale updates are available to active members of the BC Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program who have adopted a wild killer whale or made a donation to the program. Please register for our online community, or login if you are already registered to view these whale updates.









Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
Schooner (A64), Toba (A78) and Kanish (A89) traveling with G22.

Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
Schooner (A64) and Springer (A73)