July 9, 2014 11:48 am

Help name 1 of B.C.’s newest resident killer whales

Springer and her calf sighted recently.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Research Program is asking for the public’s input to name one of B.C.’s newest resident killer whales.

The one-and-a-half year old calf was spotted with her mom, Springer, in June. Springer made headlines twelve years ago after she became the first killer whale to have been captured and then successfully re-integrated into her pod.

Now her calf has survived its first year, the most challenging period in every whale’s life, it needs a common name (it is currently known as A104).

Suggestions for the calf’s name can be emailed to adoption@vanaqua.org, along with a sentence or two about the significance of the suggestion. It is not yet known if the calf is male or female, so gender-neutral names are best.

Nominations will be open until July 16, and voting will begin July 18.

The winning name will be announced later this month.

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