"He is Mowgli, the jungle boy of whales."
Dr. Lance Barrett Lennard, Marine Mammal Scientist, Vancouver Aquarium

"It was the most unusual beginning of a whale life that we had documented. And it just kept evolving into more unusual."
Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research, San Juan Island, WA

"That whale needs and wants and craves attention. "
Janine Cox, Spirit Lake Timber, Nootka Sound, BC

"I was amazed that a whale that young could survive on his own."
Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research, San Juan Island, WA

"It is not natural. Mother Nature didn't set up killer whales to be individual animals."
Ed Thorburn, Conservation Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

"He is extremely charming."
Kari Koski, Soundwatch Coordinator, The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

"And when he came up, he had this little tiny fish by the tail. Sticking out of his mouth. He actually tried to throw it at me. I could see him coming up, this big whale, with a little tiny fish sticking out like a cigarette."
Donna Schneider, Cook, MV Uchuck III, Nootka Sound, BC

"Here we are now, we’ve got to figure out how to keep a whale away from boats instead of boaters away from whales."
Kari Koski, Soundwatch Coordinator, The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

"That is his ocean, it is not ours. We don't live on the water. We borrow it to go fishing. He’s got seniority, as far as I'm concerned, that is his home."
Remi Charette, Owner, Uptown Cappuccino, Gold River, BC

"I felt that he was desperately lonely."
Ed Thorburn, Conservation Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

"It is our most sacred thing that we have. The killer whale. And lonely? You’re telling us he’s lonely? He is not lonely! We are there, keeping him company."
The late Chief Jerry Jack, Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation

"That is my friend. My relative. That is Ambrose. He told me he was going to come back as a whale. That is him."
The late Chief Jerry Jack, Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation

"He wasn’t just a whale. He was brought here for a reason."
Fran Prest, Fiancee of the late Jerry Jack

"He needs to have a normal life."
Renee Skinner, Gold River resident

"He knew our boat and at that point he had some really good training - he knew that we were the party pooper boat and we were going to lure him away and not interact."
Kari Koski, Soundwatch Coordinator, The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

"Like, how could this ever happen? How could it happen that I am here, nursing a killer whale with the fender? I am never going to forget this. I am going to remember this until the day I die."
Chantelle Tucker, Orcagirl.com

"I guess my immediate heartfelt feeling is just having him being alone seems so sad knowing how social they are. I don’t know this but I think he would be a lot happier with his family."
Susan Berta, OrcaNetwork, Whidbey Island, WA

"He went down into Tahsis and Zeballos, was working the docks over there and was causing a little bit of ruckus with the fish farms, not so much with the nets but just with the set up for the nets. At that point he had actually started playing with the airplanes."
Kari Koski, Soundwatch Coordinator, The Whale Museum, Friday Harbor, WA

"When he was at the dock, he had a pretty good routine going there. He would start off somewhere around the boom boats, and visit the guys, and then he would come over and visit us. And then he might go fishing up the Berman for a bit, and come back. And when the guys were coming in from work, and their boats, their crew boats instead, he would go out and meet them."
Donna Schneider, Cook, MV Uchuck III, Nootka Sound, BC

"He is symbolic of the maker, of the Creator. He’s our messenger, so to speak."
Eugene Amos, Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation

"It’s incredible strength he has to survive by himself. He’s like a street kid whale."
Lisa Larsson, Researcher, OrcaLab

"You get so emotionally attached to him, just by listening."
Keith Wood, Anon.org

"And you realize, oh, man, this is not a reptile. He has got emotions… You know, that is not a predator. That is somebody just wanting to bond."
Cameron Forbes, Owner, Critter Cove Marina, Nootka Sound, BC

"If it had been a cougar in the back yard they would have gone out and shot it."
Keith Bell, Retired Welder, Gold River Resident

"He has never attacked anybody. And I would bet everything I have that he will never attack anybody."
Ed Thorburn, Conservation Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

"I am concerned about him staying there. I'm concerned about him staying in Nootka Sound."
Michelle Kehler, Luna Stewardship Project

"If you think he’s going to end up in SeaWorld, just leave him here."
Alberto Girotto, Nootka Sound Service, Nootka Sound, BC

"In an aquarium facility a whale like Luna would be worth 50 million dollars."
Marc Pakenham, Marine Mammal Monitoring

"Our relationship is very special. It’s very deep. I have a great love for that mammal. I’d put my life on the line for his protection."
Eugene Amos, Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation

"The protection of Luna, is not about us. It’s about him. It’s about his endangered pod."
Cathy Kinsman, Whale Stewardship Project, Halifax, NS

"We all know the interactions between humans and wildlife end in tragedy."
Dr. Lance Barrett Lennard, Marine Mammal Scientist, Vancouver Aquarium

"Friendship would have been the worst thing you could have done to the animal."
Marilyn Joyce, Marine Mammal Coordinator, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

"That was my greatest honour – being his friend."
Jamie James, Mowachaht Muchalaht Fisheries

"This will be with me till the day I die."
Ed Thorburn, Conservation Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans