Just now heard LAGS at Critical Point, was also able to see them briefly on the camera, all just before sunset!!

Janie
20 Apr 2017 19:10:08 PDT



No calls but orcas nearby

Got my wish! Ay 7:30am we spotted a single male off Parson Island headed toward Johnstone Strait. Yesterday, Gord reported at 4:12pm 5-6 orcas (Bigg's) heading west at Ledge Point.

Helena
13 Apr 2017 08:32:27 PDT



No orcas present.

Beautiful day today, sun is out and a slight breeze - what more can one want? Ah yes, something to swim by!

Helena and Janie
11 Apr 2017 15:31:29 PDT



No orcas present.

We are almost certain that during yesterday's storm there was a humpback in Blackney Pass in the afternoon! Encouraging, eh?

Helena
10 Apr 2017 18:48:29 PDT



No orcas present.

Lovely weather yesterday and today (after this morning). Spring is definitely here and with it a growing number of humpback reports as they make their way in and through the area. Black Pearl, just like last year, has started the season up in the Inlets and yesterday, Jared saw a humpback off Alert Bay. He also went in search of the orcas reported in the morning off Lady Ellen Point by Darryl. The Sea Lions have definitely taken off from their nearby winter haul out, most likely beginning their journey to the rookery. David and Brittney also have taken off to begin their journey home to Alaska. They should pass by Hanson by mid morning. We will be ready to wave while thinking how grateful we are for all their efforts to keep OrcaLab safe and running for the past three winters.

Helena & Paul
06 Apr 2017 18:42:36 PDT



No orcas present.

The last few days have been quite exciting as a fairly large group of Northern Residents came in and headed east past Robson Bight mid morning on March 23rd. We reviewed the recording of GIs, G17s and Cs making their way towards Robson Bight. Then, on March 25 these same groups came back to the west. Calls were heard around 7am. The Cs were in the lead and continued west and an hour later Jim and Mary Borrowman observed them spread out off the Telegraph Cove area. Our camera at Robson Bight saw the other two G clan groups heading back to the east at the same time. A bit later Elizabeth Zwamborn confirmed the I11s and G17s continuing east off Naka Creek around 1030. The Cs meanwhile were seen heading through Pearse Passage at 8:40 (thanks JB) and then later off Sointula by Gord Curry at 1030. Gord took a few pictures of the C6 males, which he passed on, thanks Gord. We think the Cs continued out of the area but we have not heard the G clan groups return so there is a chance there will be more activity if they decide to do so.

Helena
26 Mar 2017 12:31:05 PDT



Superb sounds!!

Morning! We're hearing nice resident calls on CP with close echoes on Parson Island and faint echoes on Critical Point

David & Brittney
25 Mar 2017 07:09:20 PDT



Distant calls audible.

We've heard a couple of calls through boat noise on Critical Point. Definitely Residents.

David & Brittney
24 Mar 2017 19:55:22 PDT



Superb sounds!!

The calls are on CP with faint calls on CRPT!

Brittney + David
23 Mar 2017 10:45:20 PDT



Distant calls audible.

Morning, all! We heard some "ping" type calls from our house monitor just a few moments ago. No calls since the rec started but we'll keep you posted!

Brittney + David
23 Mar 2017 09:51:47 PDT



No calls but orcas nearby

We've got orcas in front of the lab on camera! No calls yet but they look like they're slowly heading towards Cracroft.

David & Brittney
16 Mar 2017 09:40:48 PDT



Orcas near mics.

We just had a brief but intense flurry of Biggs calls on Critical Point. They've gone quiet for the moment but they sure sounded happy.

David & Brittney
16 Mar 2017 09:40:06 PDT



Orcas near mics.

We just had a brief but intense flurry of Biggs calls on Critical Point. They've gone quiet for the moment but they sure sounded happy.

David & Brittney
07 Mar 2017 13:21:37 PST



Superb sounds!!

The Bigg's just cleared the OL cam going north and are now calling on the Flower Island hydrophone. Great calls!

Brittney + David
26 Feb 2017 11:27:14 PST



No calls but orcas nearby

We've got a group of Orcas heading past the lab right now! No calls but they're on the explorer cam

Brittney + David
26 Feb 2017 11:11:33 PST



No calls but orcas nearby

Alex Morton just reported G-clan calls on Flower Island. A lot of static and interference right now, but if it clears it may be a good day.

David & Brittney
25 Feb 2017 16:32:03 PST



No calls but orcas nearby

Alex Morton just reported G-clan calls on Flower Island. A lot of static and interference right now, but if it clears it may be a good day.

David & Brittney
25 Feb 2017 08:51:36 PST



Distant calls audible.

Good morning! Just started hearing calls on the CP and PI hydrophones. There is a bit of boat noise and static this morning so the calls are hard to hear but they're there!

David & Brittney
22 Feb 2017 08:34:49 PST



Distant calls audible.

After moving east down the strait yesterday. T\he I15s are back on Parson Island

David & Brittney
22 Feb 2017 08:33:57 PST



Distant calls audible.

After moving east down the strait yesterday. T\he I15s are back on Parson Island

David & Brittney
18 Feb 2017 09:06:51 PST



Superb sounds!!

Pretty sure the I15s have passed Robson Bight by now but if you can, go to: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-robson-bight and scroll back to see the whales passing the Bight. Boat noise is better now, just the sound of the birds in the Bight. Thanks David and Brittney for following the I15s through from Blackney Pass and into Johnstone Strait.

Helena
17 Feb 2017 16:59:13 PST



Distant calls audible.

We just had a large group of Orcas pass the lab heading south! They're currently on the explore CP camera easting in Johnstone Strait. We;ve counted 6 females, 2 calves and 2 males all spread out in twos and fours. http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-cracroft-point-surface.

David & Brittney
17 Feb 2017 15:14:55 PST



Distant calls audible.

We're hearing some faint pings on CP and echoing to Parson Island.

David & Brittney
26 Jan 2017 10:57:49 PST



Distant calls audible.

We heard a very faint G clan type call from the house monitor about 10 minutes ago but nothing since.

David & Brittney
22 Jan 2017 16:01:49 PST



Superb sounds!!

Good morning! Calls on CP with echoes to Parson Island! Not sure who it is yet but residents!

Brittney + David
21 Jan 2017 03:46:47 PST



We have been following a humpback heading east in Robson Bight. www.explore.org

Helena
19 Jan 2017 14:56:14 PST



Orcas near mics.

We just heard a couple of calls very close on Parson Island. Sounds like Biggs on this chilly night

David & Brittney
11 Jan 2017 22:26:14 PST



Distant calls audible.

We've heard a few mid range calls on Flower Island. Biggs by the sound of them.

brittney + David
05 Jan 2017 17:14:47 PST



No orcas present.

Just had a nice surprise Two humpbacks were in Robson Bight close to shore. We saw them on the Critical Point camera until they took a long dive and we lost them and lost power to the camera. Lovely to think that there are still humpbacks around at this time of year. Chilly, clear and cold in this area!

Helena
04 Jan 2017 14:50:54 PST



Distant calls audible.

We've got some barely audible calls coming from the Cracroft hydrophone. Sounds like Biggs

brittney + David
02 Jan 2017 20:39:40 PST



Distant calls audible.

Our first calls of 2017 are here! Distant and midrange Biggs on CP! Happy New Year

Brittney + David
01 Jan 2017 10:00:34 PST



No calls but orcas nearby

No calls yet but there are orcas milling in front of Orca Lab! Tune into explore to see the camera Good morning, all!

brittney + David
29 Dec 2016 11:22:15 PST



Distant calls audible.

We're hearing Orcas again in the strait off the CRPT hydrophone. Quite distant and sporadic at the moment

David & Brittney
26 Dec 2016 16:38:12 PST



Distant calls audible.

Our Orca friends are back with some distant pings on CP.

David & Brittney
25 Dec 2016 11:01:12 PST



Superb sounds!!

Merry Christmas! We're hearing some lovely calls on Critical Point this morning

brittney + David
25 Dec 2016 07:14:00 PST



Distant calls audible.

Distant calls on Parson Island and Cracroft Point this evening.

brittney + David
24 Dec 2016 21:59:35 PST



Distant calls audible.

They're back. We're still hearing them on CP with some echoes to CRPT. Gorgeous day here on Hanson Island. Merry Christmas everyone.

David & Brittney
24 Dec 2016 14:16:11 PST



Superb sounds!!

After quite awhile of resting calls, the orcas are back in business! We're hearing calls on CP & CRPT!

Brittney + David
24 Dec 2016 12:02:41 PST



Superb sounds!!

Good lovely morning! We woke up to resident calls on the Cracroft point hydrophone!

brittney + David
24 Dec 2016 08:51:19 PST



Superb sounds!!

Nice calls on CP with echoes on Critical Point!

brittney + David
23 Dec 2016 17:23:43 PST



Superb sounds!!

More calls on Critical Point!

Brittney + David
23 Dec 2016 04:34:37 PST



Distant calls audible.

Ah ha! We're hearing pings again and this time we have them on recording! They're on Critical Point echoing to CP. Very faint with some resting calls mixed in.

david & Brittney
22 Dec 2016 22:54:50 PST



Distant calls audible.

Happy Holidays! We just heard a couple of A clan calls on CP!

David & Brittney
20 Dec 2016 13:50:50 PST



Superb sounds!!

Really nice, loud Bigg's calls on Critical Point this morning!

Brittney + David
19 Dec 2016 06:12:12 PST



Superb sounds!!

There's a group of Biggs making quite the racket on Flower Island!

David & Brittney
14 Dec 2016 09:54:44 PST



Distant calls audible.

We're hearing some very distant calls on Flower Island. No boat nose but haven't been able to identify if it's Residents or Transients yet.

David & Brittney
11 Dec 2016 22:40:34 PST



Distant calls audible.

We've heard a few scattered calls on CP with some echoes to PI over the past few minutes. They sound distant, but my guess is that it's Biggs.

David & Brittney
07 Dec 2016 10:00:44 PST



Distant calls audible.

Good morning. We heard a few calls that sounded like Biggs about 20 minutes ago. Since we started recording we haven't heard them though so we're not sure yet where they are.

David & Brittney
07 Dec 2016 09:01:58 PST



No calls but orcas nearby

Today, Alex Morton heard calls in Queen Charlotte Strait. She managed to get a recording and the calls sound like northern residents, someone from the C type groups. Exciting.

Helena
06 Dec 2016 18:05:07 PST



Superb sounds!!

We've got some great, close calls on CRPT!

David & Brittney
02 Dec 2016 10:15:10 PST