997 and IS153 in west iceland identified by Icelandic Orcas
To this blog they are important because 019/’Mousa’s Icelandic ID is 997, The male whale photographed beside her in this image currently has no northern isles ID.
The first calf of Springer the orphaned killer whale, the only orca ever successfully rescued and reunited with its pod, finally has a name — Spirit!
Springer, a member of B.C.’s A-4 pod of northern resident killer whales, made a name for herself in 2002 after she was spotted sick and alone near Seattle.
U.S. and Canadian governments and scientists united to work with the Vancouver Aquarium to rescue and rehabilitate Springer and later that year, reunite with her pod.
Springer, now 14 years old, was first spotted with her own young calf on July 4, 2013 off the north coast of B.C. near Bella Bella.
The Vancouver Aquarium says Springer was then seen again with her one-year-old calf this June.
Suggestions for a name came from the public, with Spirit being chosen — after Spirit Island on B.C.’s central coast, close to where the calf was spotted.
J31 Tsuchi :)
J27 Blackberry :D
L41 Mega because he’s da bomb
K20 Spock. :)
Surge and Fife looking after baby A108.
A beautiful new photo from today in Kayaker’s Cove!
Photo by ilmondodigea on Instagram.
Hey, so remember when MSQ announced that they were going to build a better tank for Toki and never did? And also how John Holer has been saying there will be a new aquarium exhibit at ML for the past like, 3 years?
Yeah. Well then please excuse me if I’m not jumping for joy. I won’t believe any of this until I see it.