I have been following orca research for many years. I have a Naturalists’ Certificate from the Whale Museum, a B.Ed. from the University of Victoria,  a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University, and a largely and long-unused Diploma in French Language and Literature from the University of Victoria.  I use my eclectic background and skills in the international campaign end to cetacean captivity and captive breeding, as well as other animal welfare initiatives. This blog honours the lives of the resilient captives, Lolita Tokitae, captured in 1970 from L pod of the Southern Residents,  Corky, captured in 1969 from A5 pod, Northern Residents, and Tillikum, taken from his family in Icelandic waters in 1983.  All taken as children, and still living in prisons.