CanWest News Service
April 07, 2005
he Department of Fisheries and Oceans is still trying to decide how to deal with Luna the orca as the boating season in Vancouver Island's Nootka Sound fast approaches. The young, over-friendly killer whale turned up alone in Nootka Sound almost four years ago, and has since been interacting with humans and toying with boats and float plains. Marilyn Joyce, DFO marine mammal co-ordinator, said with Nootka Sound's boating season opening in May, the main concern is the public safety, while Luna's safety is a close second. "No decision has been made. The department is trying to find a solution to meet everyone's expectations," she said.