Thursday, March 28, 2013
Iver and Namu the Killer Whale
Here's a link to a story about Namu and the other orca's captured at that time. And here's another link with more photos of the tug delivering Namu to Pier 56 in Seattle. Sports Illustrated even had an article about it. Be warned though, all the stories have sad endings. The only good thing that came out of all those poor whale captures is that they changed the public's perception about killer whales.
After his death scientists studied recordings of Namu and decided he was from C1 Pod, they believe that Namu's mother died in 1995 and his sister is still alive out in the wild.