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Remembering J-2 Granny

January 13, 2017

The Orca Spirit family is mourning the loss of the oldest member of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and the oldest known orca in the world, J-2 Granny. Granny was a force to be respected on the water. This ultimate matriarch led J-pod with intelligence that only a wise leader could; a whale who has […]

How the Oldest Killer Whales On Earth Stay Young

August 2, 2016

How would you react if you were told, for the first time, that your species was only expected to walk the Earth for 30 or so years at a time? 50 years? 100 years? You’d probably race to the nearest health food store to pick up some kale and spinach, either to prolong your life […]

Our Legends: Killer Whales & the History of the Coast Salish People

June 21, 2016

Imagine coming face to face with a legend. Picture walking slowly along on a quiet mountain trail and coming to the realization that you’re not alone, that some forgotten primate from another generation was watching your every move. Imagine a great creature in the sky blocking out the light of the sun itself, casting a […]

What do Orcas Mean to the Aboriginal People of BC?

August 5, 2015

We live in one of the most majestic and natural corners of the entire globe. From its highest peaks to its deepest depths, British Columbia is home not only to some of our country’s most powerful animals, but to our nation’s most powerful people. The aboriginal people of BC have shared a spiritual kinship with […]

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