Remembering orcas that have passed

  • Thu Oct 31st, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by The Whale Museum

Join The Whale Museum at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 as the museum honors the lives and commemorates the deaths of passed Southern resident orcas — Princess Angeline, J17; Scoter, K25; and Nyssa, L84. The Nov. 1 event is free and open to the public. The Whale Museum is located at 62 First St. N. in Friday Harbor.

Come and share your memories of departed whales who are gone but certainly not forgotten. The Whale Museum will help keep the legacies of these whales alive through its Storykeeper Series — commemorative packets available in the museum store, designed to remember those orcas who have gone before. Refreshments will be provided.

The Whale Museum asks for your help as they prepare to honor the departed members of the Southern resident community. If you have any photos of past whales or special stories you would like to share, the museum welcomes them. For more information, call 360-378-4710 ext. 30.

Founded in 1979, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. In addition to providing exhibits, the museum also provides programs including the Marine Naturalist Training; Orca Adoption Program; Soundwatch Boater Education; San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network; and the Whale Hotline. The Whale Museum can be found online at www.whalemuseum.org.