Scientists delay capture of orca for First Nation

Canadian scientists have delayed the attempted capture of an orca out of respect for the Mowachaht-Muchalaht of British Columbia.

Tribal members believe Tsux'iit, whom scientists call Luna, is the spiritual embodiment of a late chief. They have been preventing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans from capturing the friendly killer whale.

The tribe has agreed to allow the recapture sometime this week.

Get the Story:
Scientists delay whale relocation out of respect for First Nations (AP 6/19)
Luna capture on hold (CBC 6/18)
Luna still out at sea (CBC 6/17)

Relevant Links:
Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation -
Reunite Luna, pro-move campaign -

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