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Meet the Whales

Northern Resident Killer Whales



D7 Matriline (7 whales in 2010)

Takush (D9) - adult female born in 1971 

Winchester (D10) - adult female born in 1978

Hakai (D12) - adult female born in 1982 with one offspring, Whisky (D20)

Cascade (D13) - adult female born in 1984 with two offspring; Gypsy (D19) and Nowish (D23)

Gypsy (D19) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 1998

Whisky (D20) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2000

Nowish (D23) - young whale of undetermined gender born in 2005




Whale News


Whale updates are available to active members of the BC Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program who have adopted a wild killer whale or made a donation to the program. Please register for our online community, or login if you are already registered to view these whale updates.























Photo: Lee Barrett-Lennard
The D7 matriline traveling off Goose Bank, central coast of British Columbia.

Photo: Lee Barrett-Lennard
A member of the D7 matriline about to dive.