Stranded killer whale rescued from B.C. bay
A juvenile transient killer whale was rescued Thursday by scientists after it was stranded for weeks in a small and remote bay on B.C.’s central coast.
The whale, which scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans have named Sam, was found alone in Weeteeam Bay on Aristazabal Island on July 23.
The entrance to the bay is shallow and narrow, and Sam appeared reluctant to pass back through it again on his own, said Lance Barrett-Lennard, director of the Vancouver Aquarium’s marine mammal research program.
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