Who Killed Miracle?
June 1977, a baby Orca was spotted swimming erratically near Nanaimo, British Columbia. It was in distress, vocalizing and swimming erratically. Two weeks later, Bill Davis, a sport fisherman discovered the baby Orca in Menzies Bay near Campbell River. Davis befriended the little whale and began to feed her by hand in the wild. Bill’s phone call to Murray Newman at the Vancouver Aquarium triggered a series of phone calls which ended at the office of “Sealand of the Pacific” and its owner, Bob Wright. Bob Wright mobilized a rescue team just in case the story was true. And it was. This story captured the attention of thousands of people who came out to see a baby whale recover from gun shot wounds and terrible infections. She survived only to die mysteriously under a cloud of controversy 5 years later.