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Meet the Whales

Northern Resident Killer Whales



A11 Matriline (8 whales in 2013)

Yakat (A11) - adult female thought to have been born in 1958 with three offspring; Skeena (A13), Skagit (A35) and Nahwitti (A56) **Sadly Yakat has died and is no longer available for adoption.

Skagit (A35) - adult female born in 1974 with four offspring; Kiltik (A52), Sunny (A70), Roller (A77) and Pine (A90)

Skeena (A13) - adult male born in 1978
* Skeena is currently missing and not available for adoption at this time.

Kiltik (A52) - adult female born in 1987 with one offspring, Nalau (A81)

Nahwitti (A56) - adult female born in 1990

Sunny (A70) - young female born in 1999

Roller (A77) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2003

Nalau (A81) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2004

Pine (A90) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2008




Whale News


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Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
The A11 matriline: front to back, Skagit (A35), Sunny (A70) and Kiltik (A52) traveling members of the A11 and A24 matriline.

Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
A member of the A11 matriline breaching and about to land on Sunny (A70).