Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sending Springer Home: What It Took to Save an Orphaned Orca

Shit, it’s A-73!
—The biologist Graeme Ellis  
Her calls were so loud they practically blew our earphones off.
—Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, Vancouver Aquarium 
And now, months later, after forming all these groups to help fund this—working with NMFS and DFO, which has not always been easy, and people on both sides of the border—it’s like delivering a baby, and we’re about ready to pass out cigars.
—Michael Harris, the Orca Conservancy   
Name: Springer

Species: Orcinus Orca

Years Active: 2000–present
Read her story here 

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