Mike is an adult male killer whale who was born in 1991. He is named after the late Dr. Michael Bigg, the pioneer of killer whale research in British Columbia, who sadly passed in 1990. Mike’s mother is Slick (J16) and he has two younger sisters: Alki (J36) and Echo (J42). His younger brother, Keet (J33), passed away during the winter of 2010/2011; his sister, Scarlet (J50), passed away in 2018; and his nephew, Sonic (J52), passed away in 2017. Mike’s grandmother, Sucia (J7), passed away in 1983 and his great-uncle, Merlin (J3), died in 1995. As a teenager, Mike spent a lot of time with his pod mate Blackberry (J27) and together, they made a very mischievous pair.