Help name A116, Springer’s second calf

Photo: Lisa Spaven, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

One of British Columbia’s newest residents needs a name

A young killer whale named Springer (A73) made international headlines when she showed up alone and in poor condition in Washington’s Puget Sound in January 2002. She was rescued, rehabilitated, and reunited with her pod in Canadian waters. Now, seventeen years later, Springer has a family of her own. The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit (A104) in 2014, and now we need your help naming her second!

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Get Involved 

You can support research efforts by symbolically adopting Springer and her two calves. A special edition pod adoption package will be available after the calf is named. Visit for more information on the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program and our research.