ORCA SPRINGER UPDATE: Great news via Orca Network andOrcaLab from veteran orca researchers John Ford and Graeme Ellis:
Northern resident orca Springer (A73) has had a baby. In Winter 2001/2002, female calf Springer was found swimming in the Puget Sound area, separated from her mother who was believed to have passed away. She was captured, rehabilitated and relocated back to her home waters where she was released near Johnstone Strait (Canada) in July 2002. Eleven years later, Springer is still being resighted yearly, successfully reintegrated with family members from A clan pods.
WOW! Amazing, wonderful news from up north!