• Created Date
  • ca. 1975
  • Description
  • In 1967 a killer whale named Walter, which had been caught off the Washington coast, was brought to Vancouver for the annual Boat Show. The whale was purchased by the Aquarium and, when it was realized that he was a she, renamed Skana. Skana soon became the Aquarium’s star attraction.The following year a group of whales were caught in Pender Harbour. A small male originally called Peanuts and later named Hyak was purchased and brought to the A... more
    In 1967 a killer whale named Walter, which had been caught off the Washington coast, was brought to Vancouver for the annual Boat Show. The whale was purchased by the Aquarium and, when it was realized that he was a she, renamed Skana. Skana soon became the Aquarium’s star attraction.The following year a group of whales were caught in Pender Harbour. A small male originally called Peanuts and later named Hyak was purchased and brought to the Aquarium. Hyak would be Skana’s companion until her death in 1980. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004