Distant calls audible.

Some faint dolphin calls on our Local left and Flower Island hydrophone. They also passed our camera, you can go and check them out on explore.org. Enjoy!

Muriel
26 Jun 2017 08:10:13 PDT



Superb sounds!!

How interesting, here it is not even July and a humpback out there is Blackney Pass decided to make a few sounds!

Helena
25 Jun 2017 23:53:13 PDT



Superb sounds!!

We are right now listening to dolphin calls in Blackfish Sound!

Svenja
25 Jun 2017 12:46:11 PDT



Oh! We almost forgot to mention, that Janie and Hermann also heard the A30's. What a happy time it is, when all the Clans start to work their way towards us! Thanks again, to Janie and Hermann for the reports!

Muriel
24 Jun 2017 13:14:04 PDT



Hello everyone, We had some beautiful days lately, with some nice Humpback and Dolphin activity. After Guardian showed up and was around for a while, we now have some other well known Humpbacks back in the region. Last week we saw Squiggle, Ripple, Congar and Ojos Blancos/White Eyes. Its always nice, to see the familiar Flukes and Humps again! As the Sun is shining, the Humpback blows look gorgeous. You can always go and check our cameras, on explore.org and see it for your self. With the sun shining, it sure feels like summer has arrived. We look forward to a nice season . There has been a few Northern resident sightings and we are thankful for Janie and hermann for passing on their reports to everyone. They have seen all of the A5s, A4s (including Springer) and the A34s with A46. And of course, after three days of travel from here the C10s turned up in their area. So fingers crossed!

Muriel and Helena
24 Jun 2017 09:45:00 PDT



Distant calls audible.

Some nice faint calls of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins on our local left hydrophone.

Muriel
17 Jun 2017 12:47:16 PDT



No orcas present.

Today was about humpbacks and dolphins. Early this morning, two dolphins came very close into the bay and then disappeared. A short while later a group of about 50 headed south through Blackney. The rest of the day was taken up by humpback whales moving around, through and in the Pass. Christie reported that the T60s were in Knight Inlet.

Helena
11 Jun 2017 21:50:20 PDT



No calls but orcas nearby

At least the Ds have headed north through Blackney Pass, not sure about the C10s. It's a lovely moonlit night here, feels so great to be home!!

Helena & Paul
09 Jun 2017 22:53:55 PDT



No calls but orcas nearby

This has been so exciting! We had just got back from Alert Bay when we heard the Ds had just gone south in Blackney Pass. We picked them up on the CP camera and followed them until they were very tiny whales in the big ocean. They called on entering Johnstone Strait, then went quiet and then vocal once again. They never sounded close to Critical Point but ahead of them were the C10s who had earlier also come into Johnstone Strait via Blackney Pass (see Paul's notes). The C10s disappeared just as the Ds came into the Strait. Surely they are still on the same track east? Last year, around this same time the Cs came in for a mid June trip. Amazing.

Helena
09 Jun 2017 19:09:42 PDT



Boat noise

It was just a glimpse from the Lab, cameras & all, but the C10s have made it into the Strait and are now headed east towards the Bight. Their calls were fabulous as they passed the PI and CP hydrophones, but a procession of big vessels passed soon after - Alaska ferry then 2 cruise ships - so it isn't pleasant underwater! Just the same, it's looking like our 2017 season is underway, our day is made!

Paul
09 Jun 2017 14:57:22 PDT



Superb sounds!!

Wonderful calls from C10s on PI hydrophone!

Paul
09 Jun 2017 13:57:14 PDT



Superb sounds!!

The C10s are back! ID by Christie McMillan, thanks Christie! We're hearing them on the Flower Island hydrophone, may come into view of the Lab camera soon.

Paul
09 Jun 2017 11:37:44 PDT



Distant calls audible.

Some Pacific White-Sided Dolphins are very chatty on Flower Island hydrophone.

Muriel
04 Jun 2017 09:44:45 PDT



Looks like the show is over. Thanks, to Stripe and Chunky for this amazing morning! Very humbled by their close visit, just before they went away.

Muriel
01 Jun 2017 12:12:10 PDT



No orcas present.

What a amazing surprise! A Humpback just breached in front of the Lab! Go check it out on explore.org. It happened at 10:12 am, about 10 min ago, on the Orcalab Base camera :) enjoy!

Muriel
01 Jun 2017 10:29:07 PDT



We have humpback out front of the Lab. Check out http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-base and scroll back for the breach! Guardian has been around for the last few days keeping Muriel very busy!

Helena for Muriel
01 Jun 2017 10:19:11 PDT



No orcas present.

Our small group of dolphins yesterday may have found some friends in Johnstone Strait! There were about 30 off Cracroft Point travelling east fairly quickly . We will try to follow them on the cameras (www.explore.org) There have been no call but during the night around 0445 there were a few faint calls heard. We did not located where the calls were from.

Muriel & Helena& Paul
29 May 2017 09:54:37 PDT



No calls but orcas nearby

Not orcas but a lovely small group of dolphins just off the Lab moving each way slowly. No calls. Check out orcalab base camera on www.explore.org.

Helena & Muriel & Paul
28 May 2017 16:18:06 PDT



Biggs were sighted near Big Bay on Hanson Island westing into the sunset. Jared reported that they are the T023s and T002cs.

Janie
20 May 2017 20:40:26 PDT



Biggs continue to be vocal on Critical Point!!

Janie
20 May 2017 18:42:16 PDT



Biggs are vocal on the Critical Point hydrophone.

Janie
20 May 2017 18:30:02 PDT



We just heard faint Biggs calls on Flower Island!!

Janie
26 Apr 2017 13:54:01 PDT



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