Evening ladies...and gents. Have a wonderful night in the Bight!
Lori@Stormy California
17 Feb 2017 16:34:45 PST

Mila, thank you so much for your kind offer to help support our work! We're not sure how you can do it without a credit card, but hope there is a way. Best to send us an email to orcalab@island.net so we can discuss. Thanks again!
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
15 Feb 2017 08:45:56 PST

Lori, thanks so much for your kind wishes! I had a wonderful day, spoiled by Helena from end to end, and it was sunny and gorgeous all day long - just perfect!
Paul@OL@Alert Bay
15 Feb 2017 08:38:58 PST

Dearest Paul, wishing you a magical day! Enjoy the sunshine...may all the love, kindness and hope you have given so many come back to you today!!
13 Feb 2017 07:29:23 PST

Hi lovely orca-crew I'd like to make a monthly donation to support your amazing work, but I don't have a credit card. May I get your account data or any other information to do that?
10 Feb 2017 07:33:48 PST

Would be awesome to see narwhales on this camera too. :)
06 Feb 2017 13:28:45 PST

Hi, I would like to visit BC in May and would like to visit you. What are the options? Many thanks for your help.
06 Feb 2017 02:37:07 PST

No audio. Says I need plugin? Which one?
03 Feb 2017 18:50:06 PST

Wow...so much to say on a chilly nite!
Lori@Sleepless in Carlsbad
02 Feb 2017 02:21:18 PST

The sea lions camera is back, lovely morning scene! http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-steller-sea-lion-haulout
OL crew@OL @ Hanson Island & Alert Bay
01 Feb 2017 09:27:13 PST

We saw a single orca swimming north to south in front of Gordon Bluff on Cormorant Island at 11:20 this morning. We estimate that it was 30 feet from shore - it was close enough that I could see it's eye.
JB@Alert Bay
28 Jan 2017 14:30:09 PST

Orca group exited Beaver Cove and are now westing towards Nimpkish River, about 500 m off shore. Should be visible from Alert Bay in next hour.
Roy P.@Telegraph Cove
28 Jan 2017 10:41:00 PST

Close-knit group of 6-10 orca, including one large male, passed Ella Point heading west at 0835 hrs Saturday 28 Jan.
Roy P.@Telegraph Cove
28 Jan 2017 08:47:25 PST

It's another busy cosy day at the sea lion rocks! http://explore.org/?/player/orcalab-steller-sea-lion-haulout The sun is out, batteries charged, will leave the camera on until 4:30pm.
OL crew@OL & Alert Bay & Hanson Island
23 Jan 2017 12:54:27 PST

The sea lions camera is on, lovely scene: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-steller-sea-lion-haulout This camera is only n occasionally, as it depends on solar power & is turned off when voltage gets too low.
Paul & Helena@OL @ Alert Bay
22 Jan 2017 14:51:13 PST

@Ann beautiful words ty for sharing! TY Stephanie rip Tilikum <3
Addie@Campbell river
08 Jan 2017 09:07:09 PST

Stephanie Wireman wrote these words as a tribute to Tilikum. Never again governed by man You swim free Your light shining forever A slave to no-one's hand Celebrate your self-rule Rejoice in new adventures Discover your own journey Captive to no earthly fool I never saw you with my eyes But feel you in my soul Never caged again Your spirit forever flies Be free Tilikum Until we meet
Ann @Coquitlam
07 Jan 2017 21:35:35 PST

Yes it certainly is an unusual start for 2017 and what a contradiction between the lives of dear Granny & Tillicum. Completely opposite circumstances. I am very grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing Gran in the wild, she had an extraordinary long life in nature while dear Tillicum endured/suffered in captivity. May they be at peace. Both had much to teach mankind, I for one hope we learned from them. Much love to their souls wherever they may be.
Patti@New West
06 Jan 2017 19:59:22 PST

Happy for Tilikum's eternal freedom and and Sad for Granny - What a start of the year!
Gurvinder Khaneja@New Jersey
06 Jan 2017 11:37:51 PST

May you find peace and forgiveness in your eternal resting place.
Amy Mirocha@Colorado Springs, CO USA
06 Jan 2017 09:40:21 PST

Goodbye big boy! Swimming free forever now! rip Tilikum <3 poor baby :(
Addie@campbell river
06 Jan 2017 09:12:51 PST

"Tilikum has died, SeaWorld reported Friday": http://tinyurl.com/h8m44uz
Keri@Van Isle
06 Jan 2017 08:47:50 PST

Any siteings of Springer/Calf this past year ?
05 Jan 2017 21:14:55 PST

That's such sad news about Granny but at least she had a long happy life with her family and not in a concrete tomb like the other poor souls RIP Granny &#128546;
02 Jan 2017 18:08:54 PST

Oh, that is terrible news. My beloved Gran J2, I adored her, she was wonderful. Bless her beautiful soul. She will be missed.
Patti@New West
02 Jan 2017 17:27:01 PST

"Oldest southern resident orca 'Granny' has died, whale researchers say": http://tinyurl.com/guqhd4t
Keri@Van Isle
02 Jan 2017 15:47:49 PST

Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping 2017 will be a wonderful year for each of you, and a much better one for our planet!
Paul & Helena@OL
01 Jan 2017 07:53:07 PST

Morning Orcas...Happy New Year!
01 Jan 2017 07:36:28 PST

Addie@Campbell river
31 Dec 2016 18:36:50 PST

Half way there...hello little sister!
Lori & A16@Carlsbad/Mission Bay
25 Dec 2016 13:06:37 PST

Christine @N. CA
25 Dec 2016 11:23:23 PST

Beautiful...hello! Sunny skies, snowy mountains, big puffs in the Strait, all to themselves...and us. The best gift ever...love to all Orca lovers and dreamers.
24 Dec 2016 16:09:01 PST

@ Addie Northern Residents of G clan right now. Earlier we had the A23s/25s of A5 pod. Busy day!
24 Dec 2016 14:18:33 PST

What kind of whales is on CP right now? ty :)
Addie@campbell river
24 Dec 2016 11:23:11 PST

@David.Thanks & Merry Christmas to all at Orcalab & to all orca and whale lovers around the world. May it be filled with much joy, laughter & love. Perhaps our rogue A Clan call came from our dear sweet Kaikash. Bless his sweet soul:) Much love to all of our wonderful orca clans. May their future be brighter in every way possible.
Patti@New West
24 Dec 2016 04:26:30 PST

Audio is back! Merry Christmas everyone!
23 Dec 2016 20:26:36 PST

Hi Patti, OL should be back up and running. No sign of the A42s for quite awhile. This was members of G clan. Helena was guessing the I11s. There was one rogue A clan call mixed in there though.
23 Dec 2016 20:26:33 PST

I can't get the audio right now. Are the vocals from the A42's? Just wondering if they popped in for a visit.
Patti@New West
23 Dec 2016 17:53:38 PST

@Patti that is very sad news indeed and a breeding male as well makes me feel very sad &#128546;
22 Dec 2016 22:22:41 PST

We can aid the Southern Residents via comment to the Army Corps of Engineers by January 17th. Thank you to those who use their voices! - http://tinyletter.com/chris_clarke/letters/southern-resident-orcas-need-your-help-right-now Elsewhere, a helpful individual noted: According to Earthjustice, over the past two decades $15 billion in taxpayer money has been spent on "ineffective recovery efforts that have failed to recover even one endangered species of salmon. Last May, a federal court judge directly ordered the agencies to develop a plan for dam operations that will bring back our wild salmon—and specifically directed them to consider dam removal." Here's more on that ruling: http://www.opb.org/news/article/judge-rejects-latest-federal-plan-for-columbia-river-dams/
Kayucian@Bay Area, CA.
22 Dec 2016 09:23:08 PST

@Cantab. Sadly it is true. The southern residents are still in trouble, food sources have dwindled over the years. However I don't know what the necropsy will show perhaps there are other factors involved. It's another serious setback for Jpod as he was 18 yrs old & much needed within the pod.
Patti@New West
22 Dec 2016 06:47:01 PST

Is it true that J34 was found washed up dead on a beach ? &#128546;
22 Dec 2016 02:49:55 PST

Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
21 Dec 2016 09:47:34 PST

Good windy morning everyone! We have a problem with our internet connection at CP, so are unable to stream video or audio. We're trying to understand the problem and hope to be back soon. Apologies, and hope you're all doing well, wherever you are!
OL crew@OL @ Hanson Island & Alert Bay
21 Dec 2016 09:00:43 PST

Wonderful Bigg's calls on the Critical Point hydrophone, thanks Briittney & David!
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
19 Dec 2016 06:36:07 PST

Thanks very much, Patti, we keep hoping for a miracle for Corky too!
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
19 Dec 2016 06:08:34 PST

Much love to Corky. I continue to hope that she will be returned to her home waters where she belongs. She deserves a miracle. Bless her!
Patti@New West
12 Dec 2016 19:54:21 PST

Hi everyone, as many of you know, today December 11th is the sad 47th anniversary of Corky's capture. We've posted a story about her on our web site: http://orcalab.org/orcalabblog/ Photo thanks to Lori Freiberger. Please join us in thinking about Corky today!
Paul & Helena@OL @ Alert Bay
11 Dec 2016 12:28:13 PST

You're right, Patti, it has been a long time, last sighting here was in March 2014. Time for another visit!
Paul & Helena@OL@Aler Bay
11 Dec 2016 12:26:59 PST

Hello Orcalab. I hope your all keeping well & warm. I was wondering if the Offshores have cruised through your area recently. It seems to me that they haven't really done a road trip this way in a while. Any news on them?
Patti@New West
09 Dec 2016 17:04:38 PST