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Hyak was a 9 year old male orca who was captured on February 21, 1968. He was released in February 1969.

Hyak was a young male orca who was captured along with several other orcas. He stayed in Pender Harbor after his capture and was released a year later. He has not been seen since his release. He may have been a member of the Northern Residents.


Age at Release-9


Age at Capture-Approximately 8

Place of Capture-Pender Harbor, BC

Date of Release-2/--/69

Place of Release-Pender Harbor, BC


  • Unknown (Northern Resident?)

Origin of Hyak

  • "Fast" in Chinook


  • 3,960 lbs (1968)


  • 16.4 ft (1968)


  • 100% Northern Resident?

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