Echo (A55)’s 16th birthday – October 18th 2005

Today, October 18th, marks the 16th birthday of one of our favourite orcas, A55 or Echo, the oldest son of A34, Simoom, and grandson of Scimitar, A12, the matriach of the A12 matriline of the northern resident community. To know an orca’s birth date precisely is unusual, and Echo’s birthday today turned out to be […]

Springer’s summer – October 4th 2005

Like the touch of fine silk caressing skin, Springer’s presence amidst her community was barely noticeable this summer. She was there, but she has become integrated so well that it was often difficult to find her among the crowd of other orcas visiting Johnstone Strait. By no means invisible, and still clearly identifiable via her […]