Proceeds from orca adoptions support ongoing education, research and public outreach on behalf of the Southern Resident Community of killer whales.
Matia is eight years older than her sister Calypso (L-94). Matia's first offspring, L-114, first seen in February 2010, survived only a short time. Her second offspring Joy (L-119), was first seen in May 2012 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Matia, her sister, and their offspring are often seen together. Matia had another offspring (L-124), first seen in Puget Sound in January 2019. L-124 is named Whistle. Often when listening to the hydrophones, the whales can be heard making whistling sounds.
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