Olympia L32 was named in 1983 as part of a contest in Victoria, B.C. to give names to all the whales in L pod. This contest was part of a campaign to stop a Canadian permit which would have allowed capture of the orcas for public display. Partly as a result of this effort, these whales are now protected from further captures in both the U.S. and Canada.
For more on iconic orcas who have come before, see our Story Keepers series. Collect all of the Storykeepers whales! The Storykeepers Series Collection honors Southern Resident Orcas who have gone before by Keeping Their Stories Alive. Keeper Storykeeper keepers