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Irving was a young adult male orca who was estimated to be about 14 years old. He was captured in April 1968 from Pender Harbour, B.C. He escaped August 19, 1968.

Irving was captured along with several other whales. Irving was a large male and it was though he was at least 14 years old when he was captured. He was also known as Skookum or Cecil. Irving lived in a sea pen while he was in captivity. In August 1968, Irving escaped after damaging the sea pen. It is not known what happened to Irving after his escape. 




Age at Capture-Approximately 14+

Place of Capture-Pender Harbour, B.C.

Age Escaped-14+

Date of Escape-8/19/68

Place of Escape-Pender Harbour, B.C.


  • Unknown (A Pod?)

Origin of Irving

  • English for "Sea Friend"
  • Prounounced: err VEEN

Also Known as

  • Skookum
  • Cecil


  • 100% Northern Resident

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