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Plan to Move Orca Prompts Standoff in British Columbia

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Plan to Move Orca Prompts Standoff in British Columbia

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Plan to Move Orca Prompts Standoff in British Columbia

Plan to Move Orca Prompts Standoff in British Columbia

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Luna, a solitary orca whale, can be found swimming in Nootka Sound, off Vancouver Island in British Columbia. A First Nation tribe that has lived on Vancouver Island for 4,000 years says the whale has found a proper home in the sound. But scientists with Canada's Fisheries Department want to capture the whale and move it to U.S. waters. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Scott Sutherland of Canadian Press Broadcast News.