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Meet the Whales

Northern Resident Killer Whales



C6 Matriline (9 whales in 2010)

Ivory (C6) - adult female thought to have been born in 1955 with three offspring; Lama (C8), Hunter (C14) and Squally (C18)

Lama (C8) - adult female born in 1975 with three offspring; Kisameet (C16), Virago (C19) and Diver (C22)

Hunter (C14) - adult male born in 1985

Kisameet (C16) - adult male born in 1989 

Squally (C18) - adult male born in 1991

Virago (C19) - adult female born in 1991 with one offspring, Naden (C31)

Diver (C22) - teenage male born in 1997

Spicer (C27) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2006.  Ivory (C6) is Spicer's grandmother.  Spicer's mother, Quadra (C21), died in 2006 

Naden (C31) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2009



Whale News


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Photo: Meghan McKillop
Ivory (C6) traveling with her adult son Hunter (C14) in Hecate Strait on the west side of Banks Island.

Photo: Lance Barrett-Lennard
Diver (C22) is sprouting into a good size male.