Saturday, July 11th 2020, 3:06 pm - The white orca calf has been spotted as early as 2018, and appears to be doing well.
The Moby Dick references write themselves, but a family who spied a white killer whale off the B.C. coast this weekend reacted more with wonder than with a vendetta.
Patrick Moore and some of his family members were out boating Sunday morning off Mitlenatch Island when they spotted a pod of six whales, including the white calf, a special rarity.
"They put on a show like [we] had never seen,” Moore told CHEK. “They just turned and came right for us.”
Conservationists and wildlife officials monitor the killer whale population off the West Coast, and this calf was first spotted in 2018 (it's not clear if a similar sighting in 2019 was the same animal).
Watch the video above for a better view of the young orca.