J45 Se yi chn Male born to J14 (Samish), her third calf, February/March, 2009
J 45 Se Yi Chn (pronounced SEA EE CHIN). Se Yi Chn is a young male member of J pod born in February or March in 2009. Se-Yi'-Chn is a Coast Salish/Samish word meaning "younger sibling" or the younger one in the family. Se-Yi'-Chn was named in a traditional potlatch naming ceremony held by the Samish Nation on October 17, 2009. His mother was Samish, (J14) and sadly she died in August 2016. Through genetic testing we know he was fathered by Mega from L Pod (L41). He has 2 living full siblings: Hy’Shqa) J37) and Shuttles (J40). And half siblings: Capricorn( J23) and Riptide (J30). Another sibling (J43) died before being named. His Grandmother is the famous Orca named Granny (J2), who was the Matriarch Leader of J Pod for many years.
J45 Se yi chn