Ahab 1

Credit:US Navy

Ahab was a male orca who was captured on October 15, 1968 at approximately 8 years old in the United States. He passed away in 1974.

Ahab was moved to a US Navy base in California for training soon after his capture. He and another male names Ishmael were both captured and moved to assist the US Navy. The two whales were later moved to a US Navy base in Hawaii. In February 1971, Ishmael escaped the sea pen. Unfortunatly, Ahab was alone until his passing in 1974.




Age at Capture-Approximately 8

Place of Capture-Brainbridge Island, WA

Date of Death-1974

Place of Death-US Navy, Hawaii

Cause of Death-Unknown


  • Southern Residents (J Pod?)

Origin of Ahab

  • Hebrew for "Uncle"
  • Pronounced: ay HAB


  • 100% Southern Resident


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