Springer returns again… still with her family! – July 27th 2002

This day began with reports of numerous orcas arriving from the north… from their calls we knew that several A & G clan families were present, including A1s, A4s, I15s & I31/I11s, but we heard no A5 calls and did not know whether Springer’s companions of the past 10 days (A51 & A61) were there […]

Springer returns with family – July 24th 2002

Great news… Springer (A73) came back to Johnstone Strait yesterday, with other orcas! When she headed north in the middle of a crowd of orcas on July 18th, Springer was swimming close to A51 & A61, the “other” orphans. Amazingly, they managed to elude the eyes of observers further up the coast for four days […]

Springer is home again – July 18th 2002

Springer, A73, the orphan baby orca, finally made it back to her home waters last Saturday! The 350 mile journey from Seattle, inside a water filled box aboard a fast catamaran, took just 11 hours. Then, amidst a fleet of vessels that had gathered in Blackfish Sound to greet her, Springer was lifted high in […]

Springer is back in Canada – July 13th 2002

Just after 10am, this morning, A73 arrived back in Canada! She is expected to be back in Johnstone Strait around 6pm. Everyone in the area is eagerly anticipating her return… Her grandmother and great aunt are already in the Johnstone Strait area. A24 (Springer’s Grandmother) arrived yesterday!

Springer is coming home! – July 18th 2002

This coming Friday, July 12th, Springer (A73) will return to her ancestral home in the Johnstone Strait area of British Columbia! A site has been prepared in Dong Chong Bay at the eastern edge of Hanson Island, adjacent to Blackfish Sound. Two pens are ready – one for Springer and another for wild salmon that […]