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How would you like to name an orca?

(Photo credit: Lisa Spave, Fisheries and Oceans Canada via vanaqua.org)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Research Program wants you to help it name a two-year-old northern resident killer whale calf.

The calf is currently known as A116.

The organization has come up with four name choices:

  • Spout (after Spout Island near Hanson Island where Springer was released)
  • Sointula (after a village on Malcolm Island – means “place of harmony” in Finnish)
  • Sutil (after Sutil Channel near Quadra Island, south of Springer Point)
  • Storm (after Storm Rock in Fitz Hugh Sound where A116 was first seen)


To cast a ballot, head to the Ocean Wise website and vote for your favourite before March 8.

Back in 2014, a public poll helped name A116’s sibling (Springer).