Population Type: Northern Resident
Birth Year: 2013
Named after Spirit Island on the central coast of British Columbia, Spirit (A104) is a young killer whale of unknown sex, born in 2013. Spirit was the first born of Springer (A73), who showed up along and in poor health in Washington State's Puget Sound. She was rescued, rehabilitated, and released back to her pod a month later. When Springer gave birth to Spirit, it was the ultimate sign that Springer's reintroduction was a success. Spirit is now the older sibling to Springer's newest calf, Storm (A116) born in 2017.