Small humpback travelling slowly west at Ella Point.
Roy P.@Ella Point
22 Mar 2021 08:16:59 PDT

Hi! I stumbled upon this site and the live cam videos are amazing! I was just wondering if anyone at Orcalab can answer this question regarding the SeaLion Beach cam: do you know why some of the sea lions tend to rest with their head up? I tried searching for literature regarding this behavior but I couldn't. Any answers or references would be greatly appreciated!
Tricia @Quebec
25 Feb 2021 14:39:47 PST

It's so great to have orca-live back! Many thanks to our Jaoanese colleagues!
Paul & Helena@Alert Bay
21 Feb 2021 11:28:52 PST

Found it in 2019 annual report: “a beach west of the Reserve nicknamed “Kazumi" because of its location half way between Kaikash Creek and Izumi Rock.
Marko@Oregon
17 Jan 2021 10:40:09 PST

Where is kaizumi hydrophone? Is there somewhere I can learn about the hydrophone array and how it is represented on the audio feed? Thanks for working to quickly restore audio, really appreciate sharing such great resource.
Marko@Oregon
16 Jan 2021 08:15:49 PST

Beautiful calls!!
Grace Baer@Burnaby
15 Jan 2021 14:33:02 PST

Audio working! Thank you Addie@C river
Kim@Sussex,UK
14 Jan 2021 11:42:56 PST

Brings a smile to my face hearing these calls. Thank you everyone at OrcaLab for making it happen.
Jill@Vancouver
13 Jan 2021 20:11:16 PST

https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/news/long-lost-north-island-orca-pod-returns-for-first-time-in-more-than-20-years/
Paul & Helena@ol@alert bay
09 Jan 2021 15:13:12 PST

We are still having problems with the audio streaming unfortunately, but we are working on the problem. Thanks for reporting.
Lisa@OrcaLab
06 Jan 2021 14:38:33 PST

No audio! ~~~/\/\/\~~~
Pax@TEXAS
06 Jan 2021 14:26:57 PST

No audio through YouTube Explore Base page or internet audio stream.
Marko@21540 SW Parkin Ln
04 Jan 2021 09:10:11 PST

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! Here's hoping you're all well and safe, and that 2021 will be a good year for our world, and a much better one for humanity. Take very good care of yourselves and each other, please.
Paul & Helena@Alert Bay
01 Jan 2021 10:03:41 PST

Merry Christmas for all and thank you for the oppertunity to watch and hears orcas.
Raphaela@Germay
25 Dec 2020 10:58:47 PST

Merry Christmas Paul, Helena, Lisa and Janie. Thank you for bringing the sound of the ocean to our homes. Stay safe.
Jan@Netherlands
25 Dec 2020 02:11:27 PST

@Kim hi at the top of this page on the right is the audio button. Turn it on another page will load... press play. Should work I am on a mac. Good luck. 😊 post again if having problems.
Addie@C river
18 Dec 2020 17:21:45 PST

Just when the Biggs are starting to call, the hydrophones gone quiet
Christina@Aschaffenburg
17 Dec 2020 13:56:55 PST

How can I listen to the audio on a Mac - thank you
Kim Bowen-Wood@Flat 2 Merrywood House
16 Dec 2020 14:15:56 PST

Absolutely amazing HB calls
ghigh@NC
14 Dec 2020 13:52:28 PST

Just to let you know there is no audio feed at the moment.
Sally@London
14 Dec 2020 02:04:08 PST

We now have the audio stream up and running again, was a technical problem.
Lisa@@OrcaLab
10 Dec 2020 10:55:16 PST

Wendy, no hydrophone audio feed for me, too. Link above acts like it is working but no audio, Explore YouTube also lacks hydrophone audio.
Mark@Beaverton, OR
10 Dec 2020 08:46:14 PST

Is it just me or is there no audio feed tonight?
Wendy@Sointula
09 Dec 2020 22:45:25 PST

Yes Mark, tugs are allowed to transit Robson Bight and even take refuge in the Bight. Does not happen very often, as you say most stay offshore, bit sometimes withing the Ecological Reserve boundaries too. The log tows often go close to shore.
Helena@Alert Bay
09 Dec 2020 22:42:08 PST

Are tugs permitted to pass through Robson Bight Reserve? Have noticed most stay outside but some drive straight through.
Mark@Beaverton, OR
09 Dec 2020 08:08:33 PST

Hi Erica! Sorry for late response but what you heard on December 02 would have been the G17s distorted calls briefly as they were at a rubbing beach in Johnstone Strait
Lisa@@OrcaLab
07 Dec 2020 20:25:10 PST

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ship-strikes-significant-cause-of-death-for-southern-resident-killer-whales-ubc-study-finds-1.5826030
Helena@Alert bay
06 Dec 2020 10:09:15 PST

It's roughly 12:12 pm PST, and we're hearing some unusual calls on the OLB feed in Explore! Any ideas who we're hearing? So exciting and unusual for December!
Erica@Seattle, WA
02 Dec 2020 12:14:02 PST

Thank you Tina, exciting to think that the humpbacks are still around in Georgia Strait too.
Helena@Hanson Island
02 Dec 2020 11:26:29 PST

Hello OrcaLab, I was on the Tsawwassen-Swartz 1:00 pm sailing , Dec.1 , yesterday and about 15 minutes into the sailing I saw two Humpback whales , on appeared larger that the other one , they spouted and surfaced,then took a dive...very exciting to see! I thought you might use this sighting information. Thanks OrcaLab for all you do !
Tina DOCHARTY@1631 Warrren Place, Victoria
02 Dec 2020 09:24:56 PST

Hello OrcaLab. Jackie Hildering posted, on Facebook, that the Humpback was vocalizing in Blackfish Sound tonight. I'm mesmerized by the intricate textures of his 'song'. It's a moonlight lullaby tonight. Thank You, OrcaLab for such clear and wonderful sounds.
JanL@Sointula
01 Dec 2020 23:14:30 PST

Wild sounds with the HB song amongst the boat Bode noise.
Leah@Kaleva
27 Nov 2020 19:39:59 PST

Thank you for this! I am really enjoying hearing the humpbacks tonight!
Katie Kunze@Curtis, MI
22 Nov 2020 18:43:01 PST

Hi, I am Pepeijn and i am wondering i could get some sounds for my work peace on school I am wondering do you ever suffer from anthropogenic sounds that overtake the sound from the orca's I am especially intrested at that sound. Pepeijn
Pepeijn@Vaartbroek 79
20 Nov 2020 06:29:10 PST

Hi Dan, So good to hear from you! We are fine, enjoying the humpbacks here and keeping us busy. Take care, stay in touch!
Helena@Hanson
08 Nov 2020 16:53:38 PST

Hi Helena and Paul! I hope you are well, I'm having fond memories of spending time with you at the lab in 2006! We have a few year round Soundtraps out now in Alaska, which is great. Much love, Dan
Dan Olsen@P.O. Box 124
07 Nov 2020 22:05:23 PST

Hi OrcaLab Team Thank you soo much for the live cam videos. I love it! The humpbacks are great. Looking for some Orcas too. Many greats from Switzerland with no Ocean and no Whales 🐋
Kristina @Zurich, Switzerland
05 Nov 2020 11:42:43 PST

Hi Guys, Just some questions here hope that someone can answer. I am doing a research paper on the Southern Resident Orcas. I want to emphasize the effects that they have on the ecosystem in hopes of alerting people to the urgency of their struggling population and what it will happen if we don't take action. I have been seeing a lot of general information about how if the orcas leave they population of their prey will rise. However, since the salmon populations are declining I don't think that will happen. I was wondering if someone could help me to point out the other effects that the Southern Residents have on the ecosystem. What do they do for the salish sea and beyond? If anyone could point me in the direction of someone that could help me, or point me to some information I would greatly appreciate it. Also, on a personal note I think Orcas are the most beautiful and interesting creatures on earth. It it my dream to come and see them in the wild. I hope one day when this pandemic settles down I will be able to come and see them for myself. Thank you so much for what you are doing, these creatures take my breath away.
Victoria@Nova Scotia
04 Nov 2020 19:31:01 PST

Frustrating news. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8903809/MOD-faces-questions-war-games-exercise-Scottish-coast-whales-washed-dead.html
Sally@London
02 Nov 2020 08:19:41 PST

Hi Kate, I'll ask around but we have not heard anything about the Northern Residents for some time. Perhaps this will change but it feels a bit empty our there.
Helena@Hanson Island
16 Oct 2020 00:07:25 PST

Hi Kate, I'll ask around but we have not heard anything about the Northern Residents for some time. Perhaps this will change but it feels a bit empty our there.
Helena@Hanson Island
16 Oct 2020 00:07:07 PST

Have there been no other reports of the Northern Residents even from up north or the west side of Vancouver Island?
Kate@Canada
15 Oct 2020 11:56:17 PST

I already miss Surge and Codero. And little Twilight.
Kate@Canada
10 Oct 2020 13:28:25 PST

Thank you Sally for posting this article.
Helena@Hanson
10 Oct 2020 05:42:13 PST

Further to my earlier comments Scientists have identified 3 juveniles that are attacking the boats off of Galicia. The government has extended the ban on medium size boats to protect the boats and the whales themselves. They are all carrying injuries. https://www.newsweek.com/killer-whales-spanish-boat-attacks-identified-1537394
Sally@London
09 Oct 2020 01:17:50 PST

Actually Sally, listening right now I think that there might be two humpbacks Blackfish calling.
Helena@Hanson
06 Oct 2020 03:01:35 PST

Hi Sally, believe this is just one humpback at this time. Still going and it is now 3:30am our time. Quiet the variety of sounds eh?
Helena@Hanson I
06 Oct 2020 02:33:23 PST

This humpback song is amazing and so clear. Megan, is it one humpback that makes the deep grunting and the engine stuttering sounds as well as the high whistles or do several join in?
Sally@London
01 Oct 2020 02:16:46 PST

Hi everyone. Kate I found this article today which says that two of the three orcas involved in the Spanish incidents are injured. I have been reading more about the orcas in Spain who chase the annual tuna migration along with numerous ishermen. Maybe there was a problem there. I do not know and can not find out if the orcas off of Scotland would be the same 3 mentioned off of Spain - a long distance! Very interesting but hard to find facts. If anyone can help with information about the orcas over here that would be great. Are there any researchers publishing? https://www.newsweek.com/killer-whale-attack-boats-scientists-spain-1535219?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2odULLjNMywTcvI6BWW0Ii7POGkkegdkQFRK_hyGRfb6_e_0Y76Lg4Z8o#Echobox=1601457281
Sally@London
01 Oct 2020 00:54:14 PST

Hi Sally, and to anyone else who may know this answer, Do we know if it is always the same orca/s? Is it only a certain ecotype? Has there been any change in the orcas' environment? Anything that could be causing these orcas to become violent? Any answers appreciated. Stay safe everyone.
Kate@Canada
28 Sep 2020 21:36:33 PDT