Seasonal observations of an ever changing coastal landscape 
by Bold Bluff host Tamar Griggs 

Springer, the orca calf, is home!!!

Date: 7/14/02
Time: 1:04:00 PM
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Hello Everyone! The best news ever - the little orca calf that has been "lost" near Vashon Island, WA has a complete "bill of health" according to the vets and she was taken back to her home Friday July 12th near Alert Bay on Vancouver Island. Here she is in a holding pen, and she is eating live salmon. She went NUTS when some orcas went by her pen - jumping and vocalizing all night long. Her small family is in the area, and the scientists are just waiting for them to come by and "fetch" her. It could be any hour now, or any day, and she will be back with her clan. She is an amazing whale, and has taken the trip in her stride. Keep posted....

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