L95 found offshore near Tahsis
Earlier this month, a young adult male transient killer whale named L95 was found floating offshore near Tahsis and was towed into harbour. With amazing support from the town of Tahsis and funding from the Royal Ontario Museum, we were able to recover his skeleton. A necropsy was conducted but cause of death remains unknown. Once transported to our island, our keen volunteer, Ashley, came over for the morning to help prepare the whale's remains for composting burial. The ROM has contributed one of his teeth for a new Fisheries study on methods to accurately age killer whales and his skeleton is destined for display in a planned future exhibit at the museum.
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