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).