Gil Hewlett joined the Vancouver Aquarium as the resident biologist in 1964. He has helped train many of the Aquarium's whales, including Skana and Hyak. Gil retired from the position of Assistant Director of Special Projects in March, 2006 after more than 40 years with the Aquarium. Gil has made significant contributions to the Aquarium's legacy of education, research and conservation devoted to the West Coast Killer Whales. With Daniel Francis he co-authored Operation Orca (Harbour Publishing, 2007).

[BCBW 2007] "Whales"