Luna, also known as L98 or Tsuux-iit, was a killer whale (orca) who was originally from the Puget Sound area. After being separated from his mother, Luna came to Nootka Sound in 2001 where he spent the remainder of his life interacting with boaters and visiting local docks and lodges. Luna was very unique and showed something that you would only expect from a whale in an aquarium. Although he was healthy and his presence in the busy area delighted tourists, Luna was lonely and there were concerns that his behavior was endangering people. After years of debate, the DFO authorized an effort in June 2004 to capture Luna and return him to his family. Unfortunately the plan was prevented by the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, who believed Luna was a reincarnation of a former chief.