This is the story of Eva Saulitis and her love for orcas (or killer whales). Marine biologist, poet, and author, Eva—who passed away in 2016—spent most of her life studying and writing about the plight of orcas. She observed and recorded the movements and health of numerous orcas near Alaska. The population of AT1 orcas had already suffered; then the Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated them. Eva published a memoir of her life among the killer whales; at one point she described how visualization of orcas even helped her through chemotherapy. Her memoir includes stories of individual orcas whose lives she passionately studied and documented. Photo credit: Chris Mueller