I would like to pay my respects to Poco a creature that has touched the hearts of so many people worldwide. Similar behaviour of this beluga is reflected in other lone marine animals. I have worked with two members of this unique crowd. The first, West Coast Willy, a lone false killer whale that resides along the coast of British Columbia. This animal lost his family group in 1987 as they washed up on various beaches. The second, Luna (L98 / Tusxiit) the lone killer whale in Nootka Sound. During 2003 I was a steward for the whale in Gold River. These creatures bring our worlds closer together sparking a profound interest to understand the reasons for their predicaments. Poco's legacy can continue through environmental education and conservation efforts.
Solitary beluga awareness T-shirt:
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