Springer’s 4th anniversary – July 14th 2006

Springer’s 4th anniversary July 14th, 2006 marks the 4th anniversary of Springer’s repatriation. The little orphan orca, who’s dramatic rescue and return to her family captivated the world in 2002, is now 6 years old and a fully functional member of her A4 pod and Northern Resident orca community. Springer was in her usual place […]

Springer update… Looking good! – August 2nd 2002

Springer (A73) is showing every sign of adjusting successfully to her new life in the wild. When we saw her last, two evenings ago, close in front of OrcaLab heading north, she was travelling closest to her natal matriline, the A24s – with her “adopted” matriline, the A25s, not far behind. This is a very […]

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 […]