A white orca first spotted recently by Campbell River whale watchers caught on drone footage, offering a clear glimpse of the rare mammal alongside its pod.
The Department of Fisheries and Ocean captured the juvenile Biggs killer whale on camera while it was swimming near Campbell River on Saturday.
The transient orca has been named Tl'uk, a Coastal Salish word that means 'moon,' but to T46-B1B.
Some experts believe that the orca has Chediak-Higashi syndrome, which is a genetic condition that can cause albinism in mammals while others suspect the gray-like movie that's caused its color to lighten is something different.
The Biggs killer whale family travels between southern California and Alaska, hunting for seals and sea lions along the way.
In late May, the same orca was spotted with its transient pod near Nanaimo.
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