Thank you to Mayor Lisa Helps and Victoria City Council for the Second Proclamation of Orca Month in the City of Victoria!
Thank you to the Greater Victoria Public Library, Main Branch, for the space to set up the display! That is a Chinook salmon tail – Chinook is the SRKW’s favourite food – behind the books.
Beneath the Surface: John Hargrove, 2015
Orca, the Whale Called Killer: Erich Hoyt, 1981
Into Great Silence: Eva Saulitis, 2013
Death at Sea World: David Kirby, 2012
Killer Whales: John Ford, Graeme Ellis, Ken Balcomb, 1994
Proclamation, Province of British Columbia, and City of Victoria
Orcas In Our Midst III: Howard Garrett, 2011
Spyhop photo credit: Alexandra Morton
Listening to Whales: Alexandra Morton, 2002
Three Brothers photo credit: Maria Chantelle Tucker (Peronino)
Marine Mammals of the Pacific Northwest: Pieter Folkens, 2001
Orca Chief: Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, 2015
Canadian Mint, Orca coin package, 2011
Canadian Geographic : Bruce Obee, 1992
Orca shirt: Orca Network, The Orca Project, Voice of the Orcas websites
Granny’s Clan: Dr. Sally Hodson, 2012
Orca temporary tattoo: Roger Purdue
Fragile Waters: 2014
Orcas In Our Midst II: Howard Garrett, 2004
Orca card: Sue Coccia
Orca design sweater: Cowichan knitters, 1994
L pod orca Lolita Tokitae has been captive in a substandard tank since 1970. This, below, is her prison where she lives, instead of her ocean home, with her family and mother Ocean Sun, about 85, who still swims by Victoria BC, and throughout the family’s territory. Come to FernFest June 17, and sign an individual letter to Miami Seaquarium, asking them – again – to do the right thing and let Lolita Tokitae return to her home waters in a sea pen, cared for by humans for as long as she wants that.