Hi I see some of the OL cameras are down on Explore.org. Are these gone for good or down for maintenance? I'm missing PI already!
Mike@New Zealand
22 May 2020 15:16:38 PDT

Thanks for your sad news, EJ. So glad you've kept in touch with Willi, and am sure you helped her through what must have been a very difficult time. Thank you for that, and take good care of you, please! Stay safe!
Paul@OL@AB
19 May 2020 10:28:36 PDT

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is healthy, and well and safe. It has been a long time since I have posted on the OL board. It is with great sadness that I just share the news that long time and fellow OL community me member Willi from Comox has passed. She had been diagnosed with a type of cancer last year... and unfortunately lost her battle last night. Many of the past OL members may remeber her and even been lucky enough to have met her at past OL reunions. Her vibrancy and kindness shined through her beautiful smile. She will be very missed, and I am sure she is now swimming with our Orca friends that she loved so much! Stay well everyone. <3
Ej@Duncan
18 May 2020 21:54:47 PDT

Wanted to share that we launched a new version of Orcasound last weekend thanks to remote hackathon volunteers. We'd love to hear what you think of it. Hoping to add more of orca-live's great features to this open-source tool, but we've got a ways to go! http://live.orcasound.net
Scott Veirs@Seattle
15 May 2020 14:45:59 PDT

Hi, I wrote a book about Telegraph Cove, Johnstone Strait, MERS, Orca Lab, spirit bears, orcas. 100% of royalties are being donated to MERS. I anyone is interested in fo about the book they can e-Email me at ARGONAUTHUMPBACK@GMAIL,COM. Thanks, Cliff
Cliff Gionet@United States
14 May 2020 17:16:11 PDT

Pair of Humpback Whales came through Blackfish Sound this morning.
AnthonyB@Port McNeill
12 May 2020 15:36:27 PDT

Are those Dulfins Iím hearing ??
Tim@Abbotsford BC
12 May 2020 00:50:29 PDT

Brittany - thank you! We believe it was the chattering of Pacific White Sided dolphins. We have heard them quite a few times in the evening over the last few weeks! Amy - we do expect to see less traffic, particularly cruise ships and whale watch boats over the summer. We are indeed hoping for quieter waters to allow us to hear the orcas more clearly. Thank you all!
Suzie@OrcaLab
10 May 2020 11:55:19 PDT

I canít be positive but at ~21:27 on 5/4/2020 I have been hearing some faint unidentified calls on the hydrophone.
Brittany Philbin@Seattle, WA
04 May 2020 21:29:35 PDT

Has the noise pollution been significantly down since the outbreak of this global pandemic?
Amy@Colorado Springs, CO
24 Apr 2020 19:02:01 PDT

Hi I went to the island in 1997 or 1998 for a school experience trip from Japan. I miss seeing Orcas and beautiful nature in that area! My dream is to go back there to see orcas again&#128149;
Miho@Australia
18 Apr 2020 23:32:40 PDT

Hello from Brazil! My dream is to swim with whales. One day... Beautiful job there! Keep fighting, heroes.
Mary Matsumura@S
06 Apr 2020 13:46:49 PDT

Observing the blinking lights make me feel like i'm a part of the research group. Hope i will be able to hear them live one day. :)
Sue@Malaysia
04 Apr 2020 23:43:15 PDT

Has anyone heard calls lately?
Tim@Abbotsford
01 Apr 2020 19:58:12 PDT

Hello, unfortunately Explorer.org is still not working properly. The page is not loaded. Greetings from Germany
Raphaela@Deutschland
31 Mar 2020 12:21:54 PDT

Happy day, Audio streaming is back! Many thanks to Quin & Suzie, Jeremie, Momoko & JStream!
Paul@OL@Alert Bay
26 Mar 2020 22:39:42 PDT

Yes, Vincent, we are having problems with the live audio stream at the moment. Sorry about that. Hope to have it back soon. All the best in the meantime. Stay safe!
Paul@ol@ol
25 Mar 2020 16:18:53 PDT

Is it just me or there's something wrong with the audio function at the moment?
Vincent X@Chicago
22 Mar 2020 16:43:18 PDT

It occurred to us that there are a lot of people who now may be feeling pretty isolated. We wondered if watching live streaming video or audio might help. OrcaLab streams video from around the Johnstone Strait area each day. Sunrises in Blackney, constant changing skies and ocean, birds and other wildlife are all daily regular events. All you have to do is start with the OrcaLab base cam at: https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-base and go from there to the other cams. Of course, people on this site already know that to listen to the underwater sounds of the area, one needs to just go to: http://www.orca-live.net/community and click on the audio button, top right. (There are links to the cameras as well on this site). On the explore.org site there are many other live cams anyone can explore. Hope this is helpful, stay safe, stay well.
Helena@OrcaLab
15 Mar 2020 20:29:27 PDT

There was a wolf at the sea lion beach at about ten thirty this morning. It also sounded like there were some blows from orcas.
I Love Kangals@idkwhatdisisfor
13 Mar 2020 14:15:23 PDT

why can't i hear many killers?
jado@0987
09 Mar 2020 11:19:57 PDT

I've only just discovered this amazing project and I'm so thankful that it exists. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with the rest of the world!
Rebecca@UK
06 Mar 2020 08:42:43 PST

I love coming to this page, hope one day ill be able to see them in real life.
Ullysses S@Brazil
21 Feb 2020 13:49:57 PST

Large gang of Biggs headed west past CR last night at approx 1800 hrs. Consisted of T086Aís T100ís T101s T102 T124Aís T124C and a group of 5 the T085ís. From the new ID guide the T085s seem to be more Alaska Ts then south. Two large males in that gang, photos are posted on my social feeds. 22 animals I think it was total. Was thinking some may have passed your way this evening perhaps? Cheers Nick
Nick Templeman@Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions
10 Feb 2020 21:58:54 PST

@Mehgan yes the link is on this very page-top right hand corner-turn the Audio button to "on" you may have to clear your computer's cache first before it will work. :)
Addie@CRiver
28 Jan 2020 20:17:09 PST

New to listening to the Northern Residents. Is there a page with the links to the hydrophones instead of only the cams?
Mehgan@1836 pomme rd Arnold mo
28 Jan 2020 14:53:31 PST

There they are...
Just me..@Sunny Cal
17 Jan 2020 16:06:52 PST

Hi Jan, Thank you for your kind words, very welcomed as we head into a New Year. We hope it will be good for you and thank you for your support.
Helena@Alert Bay
11 Jan 2020 09:05:37 PST

Paul and Helena. Merry Christmas to you and everybody at OrcaLab, Thanks for your ongoing work and bringing the sounds of the Pacific Northwest to our homes.
Jan@Netherlands
25 Dec 2019 07:19:16 PST

Hello everyone; apologies for being slow, but we're starting to mail our 2020 calendar. If you would like to order one, send us an email to paul@orcalab.org with your postal address and we'll let you know how much to send us via PayPal ($20 + postage). If you're a monthly donor who sends us $25 or more, no need no need to order, as we'll be sending you one as a thanks for your support.
paul@OL
20 Dec 2019 09:39:10 PST

Today is the 50th anniversary of Corky's capture! https://soundcloud.com/user-361819329/pender-harbour-dec-17-1969-tape-1-sample-3
Paul & Helena@OL
11 Dec 2019 01:00:36 PST

Dear OrcaLab... :) Wondering if your 2020 calendars are available yet? Thank you for another great season of whale watching! <3
Addie@CRiver
07 Dec 2019 08:11:02 PST

I concur with Addie; the new hydrophone stream sounds great! Thanks for all you do!
JavaJen@CH
01 Dec 2019 11:24:20 PST

WoW! :) The new audio system is awesome! Sounds great on my mac and my phone! TY to everyone who made this happen. I so love listening to all the whales. <3 Thanks for all you do! Such a special place.
Addie@@CRiver
27 Nov 2019 19:04:28 PST

We have a new system for streaming audio. You will need to clear the cash on your browser. It's so much better than what we were streaming! Enjoy! Huge thanks to JStream, Seiji Inagaki and Jeremie Collado!
Paul@OL
27 Nov 2019 09:07:01 PST

We have a new system for streaming audio. You will need to clear the cash on your browser. It's so much better than what we were streaming! Enjoy! Huge thanks to JStream, Seiji Inagaki and Jeremie Collado!
Paul@OL
27 Nov 2019 09:06:41 PST

Here is a link to the "Mother Rising Collective" FB page. Mother Rising are a group of young mothers, musicians, artist and story tellers who are dedicating their time, energy and love to the helping the Earth and the Southern Resident orcas. Please share this link. https://www.facebook.com/motherrisingcollective
Helena@Alert Bay
25 Nov 2019 11:32:07 PST

Hi Nicole, Yes they have been slash burning near Schmidt Creek where there has been extensive logging recently.
Helena@OrcaLab
08 Nov 2019 05:17:21 PST

Is something on fire at Rubbing Beach?
Nicole@Idaho
06 Nov 2019 13:29:00 PST

Saw and heard Orcas off Cracroft point today, 10-28-19. Did you observe them and if so could they be ID'd.
Charles C Wilson@2391 N Shore Dr
28 Oct 2019 16:52:19 PST

For those of you trying to connect to orca_live.net audio try this : download VLC, file, open network and paste this URL http://orca-live.net/orca.asx wait for 20 sec to connect.
Helena@Hanson Island
24 Oct 2019 18:53:38 PST

For those of you trying to connect to orca_live.net audio try this : download VLC, file, open network and paste this URL http://orca-live.net/orca.asx wait for 20 sec to connect.
Helena@Hanson Island
24 Oct 2019 18:53:06 PST

For those of you trying to connect to orca_live.net audio try this : download VLC, file, open network and paste this URL http://orca-live.net/orca.asx wait for 20 sec to connect.
Helena@Hanson Island
24 Oct 2019 18:52:43 PST

where are they have all disappered like phantoms in the mist or like dreams in the night . ?
April Sonnenberg@12530 royal rd #63 el cajon ca
22 Oct 2019 13:13:57 PST

Hydrophone update? REALLY miss them!
Leslie@ClearwaterFL
29 Sep 2019 18:03:06 PDT

Any idea when the hydrophones will be back online. Really miss them. Thanks.
Charles C Wilson@2391 N Shore Dr
28 Sep 2019 04:48:18 PDT

Sure would be nice to get a quick heads up when the action is happening. Thanks.
Charles C Wilson@Smithfield, VA USA
23 Sep 2019 03:25:56 PDT

Hi everyone at Orcalab! I was wondering if there was a problem with the hydrophone broadcast? Iíve been Lucky enough to be able to listen for the past two seasons and the season as well, and occasionally thereís a day or so when Iím not able to connect but it always comes back up, but I havenít been able to connect for almost 2 days since Friday I believe, is it something on your end? Or mine? Thank you for your help as I am desperate to listen once again, and thank you for all of your wonderful work.
Leslie@11024 Longhill Drive N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
22 Sep 2019 11:35:25 PDT

Hi Anne, You can go to OrcaLabís Facebook page. They posted a video on Friday of the September 10th Rubbing Beach instance.
Jen@CH
16 Sep 2019 06:19:54 PDT

Hi Orca live, I was whale watching on Sept 10, 2019 and watched the orcas rubbing on the beach at Robson Blight from the distance. The young guide said we could see on line so I wonder if I could see that date on your cameras. He had it on line while we were watching from afar. Can I see them as there was many rubbing which we could'nt see. Thanks
Anne Barbara Gosse@8737-212 Street, unit 2
14 Sep 2019 15:42:35 PDT