Without any hesitation I would give the little that I have to spend the rest of my life living in a tent and hoping to see a free orca someday
16 May 2018 08:10:51 PDT

Leah@Port Alberni
15 May 2018 19:35:10 PDT

SO glad to see you are still going, but I would have hoped the stream would be HTML5 by now. :( I can't seem to find anyway to listen to the audio on linux. PS your faq says you're still using RealPlayer, but the page source indicates Windows Media Player
10 May 2018 10:35:40 PDT

Dawniel..no tears, you are here with us!
07 May 2018 21:07:27 PDT

Orcas! *tears*
06 May 2018 18:51:44 PDT

Hi Paul and Helena! Hi Lori! Oh, yes, your gifts have been well used over the years. My first graders love playing with the orca masks you left. I have one little one obsessed. Obsessed with orcas. That's what prompted me to come back to this site. He got tears in his eyes when he saw them in the wild. It was a great moment. I hope to be back in Robson Bight for a visit some day. That's my dream anyway. xo
06 May 2018 18:49:11 PDT

Hi Dawniel...welcome back! Long ago I left you an Orca ID book and some tapes for your kids on your porch. So much is happening every day on the Explore.org cameras. Check it out! Love from Lori
06 May 2018 08:29:07 PDT

Hello, i am having trouble with the audio...i have real player, WMP and Flash installed and enabled but I keep getting the message "plugin not supported". Do you have any suggestions?
cori@4a Grove Road (NOT Maytree Court)
06 May 2018 03:03:39 PDT

Thanks Dawniel, your first graders are exactly who we hope for!
Paul & Helena@OL@AB
05 May 2018 19:29:04 PDT

Hello! It's so great to visit this site again after some time away. I should it to my first graders and they went bananas. We got to watch some orcas cruising around. Thank you for all that you do, Orca Lab!
05 May 2018 17:25:39 PDT

They're back ! Adult humpback with calf at Telegraph Cove - moving slowly west.
Roy P.@Ella Point
30 Apr 2018 16:00:59 PDT

Hi everyone, great news, we are finally free from having to run a generator to keep everything going at the Lab! http://orcalab.org/2018/04/29/oil-free-at-last/
Paul & Helena@OL@HI
29 Apr 2018 16:16:37 PDT

Welcome back, Jessica! Indeed. you can see live video streams if you go to Explore.org and look for the orca icons. We're still streaming live audio from this site (audio button above). It's very nice to see you here again!
Paul & Helena@OL@HI
29 Apr 2018 15:27:38 PDT

I have a good size orca tattoo with vibrant blue water splashing as she jumps out of the water!
26 Apr 2018 09:56:10 PDT

Thank you for this site! I just love orcas!
26 Apr 2018 09:00:24 PDT

Hi, I am returning after probably 15 years of not being on this site! I used to visit it often and stare for hours at the live feeds after having visited Telegraph Cove with my family. Is it still possible to catch live streams? Are there still many Orca that come to that area? Many thanks
Jessica@81 reachfields
21 Apr 2018 14:07:50 PDT

Janie...welcome home. Your boy missed you...to be so loved!
14 Apr 2018 18:49:07 PDT

Paul, thanks for the update and good to hear the Northerns are doing good! We remember going to Telegraph Cove 15 years ago and seeing Orcas on both days. Not sure they were ID as Northers. The Southerns are living in much more pollution and even more lacking in salmon. The Ls now are hardly ever seen other than looking for salmon off the Washington and Oregon coast. On a positive note, went on a Gray Whale watching trip out of Whidbey and incredible to watch the "Sounders" feeding on shrimp. Majestic! Thank you for the update on Springer and all you did to have her thrive! I had heard she had a second calf. The northern waters are less commercial and salmon more plentiful. Yet, we miss seeing her.... You need to be proud of her success. Love your website ! The cameras help all of us share your special location.
JudyC@Port Angeles WA
14 Apr 2018 12:28:36 PDT

JudyC, the Northern Residents are in much better shape than the Southern residents, about 300 of them at present, and their numbers have ben increasing for many years. We are seeing fewer groups than we used to, and they aren't staying as long, possibly because of the poor salmon situation. Springer has been spending most of her time in northern BC waters. We didn't see her last year ourselves but know she is ok. She had a second baby last year!
Paul@OL @ Alert Bay
08 Apr 2018 07:49:22 PDT

Unreal and so sad, Sally, thanks. And Patricia@Montreal, it's not at all unusual for male orcas to swim independently for a while but the family is probably not far away. Welcome to Orca-live!
Paul@OL@Alert Bay
07 Apr 2018 08:45:06 PDT

The reality :( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5586649/Sperm-whale-dead-Spanish-coast-killed-swallowing-64-lbs-plastic.html
06 Apr 2018 15:59:24 PDT

My question might seem odd to you but I am new to this site. Why do we see a male orca swimming on his own (Robson Bright Camera)? I thought they always swam with their family, is this one lost? Thank you
05 Apr 2018 11:49:25 PDT

Yukusam...he opened my mind as well. Those big blows with Lisa and Jared. Seemed like when ever I chose to listen...he was there. I almost felt like I could tell when he was diving, rising, thrashing some transients with his tail. He was a delight, thank you so much for digging so deep and sharing with us. Did he cross paths with the A42's? Sonora will have a story to tell. Love and gratitude from Lori
03 Apr 2018 18:36:06 PDT

What is the current status of the Northern Residents? Are there visits much less, like the Southern Residents? Do you also think because of less salmon? Any siteings of Springer over the past year?
JudyC@Port Angeles WA
03 Apr 2018 16:17:14 PDT

Thanks so much, Lori! We're so glad you're there for Corky, we are dreaming and waiting, too!
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
03 Apr 2018 08:45:49 PDT

Feels like any other day...but on this day so many hearts full of peace, hope and love make it special. My heart drew me to Corky's pool at Seaworld. I found her in the big show pool with Ike and Makani. Swimming her circles around and around. She looked good, her dorsal like an A5 razor cutting the water with the wiggle she has always had, she made waves as she rose in the same spot to breathe. Images from her home I saw on Explore this morning filled my head. The low tide at the rubbing beaches, the water moving and churning at Parsons, the shimmering sun and moody clouds at CP. All the things she knows and remembers too. Meet her there...she is dreaming and waiting.
Lori & A16@Carlsbad/Mission Bay
01 Apr 2018 14:00:27 PDT

Hello OL board. Its been awhile since i don't have a lap top and this site isnt very mobile phone friendly for me. BUT we are currently trying to sort out details abd dates for a 2018 OL reunion. It would be end of august or early September. Please let me know if you woukd like to join us!
28 Mar 2018 05:56:06 PDT

Has anyone seen this? http://www.newsweek.com/whale-trapped-aquarium-47-years-battles-return-home-help-native-american-tribe-843027
Chris@Tawas City, MI
13 Mar 2018 17:47:52 PDT

Whales moving west off Port McNNeil, 5 min ago. Seems like just a few. Maybe you guys already know about them.Cheers!
Troy Bright@378 First Street
07 Mar 2018 16:49:01 PST

Wonderful. Hello A42's & it appears that precious sperm whale is still there. Wow that is so fantastic:) Big hugs to all.
Patti@New West
07 Mar 2018 05:58:16 PST

There you are...sounds like a boat, north into Blackney, dive deep Yukusam.
05 Mar 2018 20:53:04 PST

A42s on CP cam, heading west off CP, now!
OL crew@OL
04 Mar 2018 15:28:27 PST

This is absolutely amazing
alex mcrae@165 Lake St.
01 Mar 2018 15:59:31 PST

Yukusam sending powerful message to Orcas? WOW
Lori@Deep in Johnstone Strait
27 Feb 2018 19:06:53 PST

Pod traveling south through Pearse Passage right now.
JB@Alert Bay
27 Feb 2018 17:19:47 PST

Thankyou for the updates on Yukusam-been listening every day!I too am hoping to see him on the surface one of these times, got my web cam ready! ;) Truly exciting to follow and learn. TY all! <3
27 Feb 2018 06:44:00 PST

I love it when he dives..sounds like he had a nice dinner tonite! Such an amazing creature, when will he meet our residents?
26 Feb 2018 21:53:01 PST

Really loving the images from orca lab cam. :)
phuzee@Courtenay BC
18 Feb 2018 22:48:32 PST

Looks like our dear sperm whale has a name now:) I think I'll shorten it to Sam with no disrespect intended. Glad to hear he's still hanging around. That's wonderful.
Patti@New West
18 Feb 2018 13:11:45 PST

Such a beautiful song...maybe for Yukusam.
18 Feb 2018 05:01:10 PST

Such excitement. Thank you for posting pics on Instagram. Wonderful effort on everyone's part. What a rare & fantastic event:)
Patti@New West
14 Feb 2018 16:25:57 PST

Am I hearing sperm whale clicks @0715? :) ty
14 Feb 2018 07:16:38 PST

That was a big whale! Hope it comes back to wish Paul a Happy Birthday today...
13 Feb 2018 07:29:05 PST

TY for the update on the sperm whale! how exciting! Saw Jared's pics.video on FB! Thanks to everyone for sharing this sighting-you are all awesome! :)
13 Feb 2018 06:35:48 PST

High tide...hope all our friends are resting up on the rocks...
07 Feb 2018 20:46:12 PST

07 Feb 2018 20:34:04 PST

I can hear them again! TY :)
03 Feb 2018 09:43:29 PST

I'll try to find something for you, Doug. We have described it but not sure in which paper & we're away just now.
02 Feb 2018 14:23:45 PST

Is there any technical information available about the hydrophone array network? I'm interested in how it's all configured and interconnected. Thanks!
Doug@Ocean Shores, WA
31 Jan 2018 09:51:35 PST

Thanks, Pam, for the link to that wonderful rubbing video!
Chris@Tawas City, MI
31 Jan 2018 06:18:44 PST