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?
15 Oct 2020 11:56:17 PST

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

Thank you Sally for posting this article.
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
09 Oct 2020 01:17:50 PST

Actually Sally, listening right now I think that there might be two humpbacks Blackfish calling.
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?
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
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.
28 Sep 2020 21:36:33 PDT

Hello from Philly! Just saw a piece about Orca Lab on CNNís Great Big Story. I am so excited I found you (this). I am a Marine life enthusiast, particularly loving whales and orcas. I cried when I heard their singing. Thank you for all of what you will do. My next donations will be going to you folks. I appreciate you!!! W/ Brotherly and Sisterly Love!!!
Cabbie@Philadelphia, PA
27 Sep 2020 08:35:41 PDT

Any more word or sounds at Strider Rubbing beach Please and thank you
poogie10@2218 eaglenest
26 Sep 2020 11:15:33 PDT

There is also this article aout Spain/Portugal. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12756974/sailing-banned-spain-deadly-orcas-attack-boats/ Very strange behaviour indeed.
26 Sep 2020 08:07:33 PDT

Hi everyone. Have you heard of this happening before? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54292317 ?
26 Sep 2020 07:45:43 PDT

Apologies for the confusion. I will try to get links to OL Main and Sea Lions cameras in place of what's there now.
25 Sep 2020 10:20:20 PDT

@Alison hi :) yes can be a bit confusing. if you follow this link to the Explore page https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-base and watch the OrcaLab main cam the hydrophone is linked to it, :) After daylight hours(or if you dont want video) click the audio button on this page to hear audio only. (the cams on this page are not working.) When you click on the audio button another page opens up for it..wait for it to load and press play. Hope this helps. :)
24 Sep 2020 19:56:09 PDT

Hi All Bit confused by the website. I am here looking the comments and i can see that you have to switch on the audio button at the top right hand corner to turn on the hydrophone audio. However the webcams dont work. If I click on the links to other live cameras it takes me to the explore.org website where the webcams do work but I can't wee where on that page you can listen to the audio? So how does this work? Is there a page that you can watch and listen at the same time?
Alison Gill@UK
24 Sep 2020 17:31:23 PDT

Hi OrcaLab! I was just researching the names of the Northern Resident orcas, and I can't find them for certain pods. Do you know why this may be?
23 Sep 2020 21:42:30 PDT

Hi OrcaLab! I was just researching the names of the Northern Resident orcas, and I can't find them for certain pods. Do you know why this may be?
23 Sep 2020 21:41:44 PDT

where's the updated
poogie10@2218 eaglenest
22 Sep 2020 07:34:08 PDT

A23s A25s came up Discovery Pass after their foray south. I left them in Nodales Channel this afternoon at 1600hrs foraging in two groups, A23s in the lead at Davis point and A25s behind at Brougham point being harassed by lags.
Nick @CR
13 Sep 2020 18:06:25 PDT

The Luciano Pavarotti of humpbacks is singing tonight! Thanks so much for broadcasting his concert. Absolutely amazing.
Erica@Seattle, WA
11 Sep 2020 22:03:24 PDT

Are elephant seals common in the Robson Bight area? I remember reading somewhere that thereís a haulout around that area.
10 Sep 2020 10:52:49 PDT

Lovely to listen to NRKWs while I work today!
Ali Barratt@Northumberland, UK
30 Aug 2020 05:06:09 PDT

Thank You Orcalab you are truly awesome.Underwater at Strider is phenomenal!
25 Aug 2020 07:27:44 PDT

Wow, that certainly made (makes) my day. Thank you and love from over the ocean!
25 Aug 2020 07:19:20 PDT

Wow I have to say this is quite lovely, they sound stunning
Jordan Collins@18757 58A AVE
22 Aug 2020 21:17:43 PDT

At 8:55pm local time , I heard calls I have Ďnever? heard before. Can anyone shed some light on these calls ?? They were absolutely beautiful. Thank you!!
Tim d@Abbotsford bc
22 Aug 2020 21:00:55 PDT

Fairly loud calls for past 15 mins or so from 13.56 BST (UK time). Heard distant calls earlier at 11.46 a.m. (UK time).
Caroline@Kent, England, UK
22 Aug 2020 06:14:29 PDT

There's a spider on the OrcaLab base cam. Is there anything that can be done about it?
21 Aug 2020 15:56:58 PDT

When might the strider underwater cam be back on?
Dena Fox@California
21 Aug 2020 09:02:55 PDT

So happy to catch the orcas visually and acoustically. Thank you as always OL! ~~~/\/\/\~~~
Pax@home in Sugar Land, TX
20 Aug 2020 15:33:16 PDT

If you wonder where some went...Lots of splashing around and breathing yesterday eve around 10pm near Weynton island. Sounded like quite a party :-)
14 Aug 2020 07:25:03 PDT

they're so chatty! love it! Nice way to end the day :)
11 Aug 2020 22:12:21 PDT

Much louder A pod calls now and orcas on the main cam! Yay!!
Ali Barratt@Northumberland UK
11 Aug 2020 09:59:11 PDT

Hearing distant and infrequent calls.
Ali Barratt@Northumberland, UK
11 Aug 2020 09:53:40 PDT

This is incredible! Thanks everyone at OL... PS, your camera work is amazing! Hearing R's - wow.
08 Aug 2020 08:13:45 PDT

Exciting to hear the Rs after a very long time. I can't even remember when I've heard them the last time. I've missed them two years ago when they where here. So cool
08 Aug 2020 01:56:14 PDT

No apologies needed, Chris. It's an interesting question. The orcas have rubbed at both Strider and the Main rubbing beach for ages, so rubbing at Strider is not new. Over the past decade, however, the orcas have shifted their focus from thee "Main" rubbing beach to Strider, which is a short distance away to the west. I think it's because the quality of the "Main" beach has changed dramatically over this time. It used to consist of deep beds of smooth pebbles, now it's mostly sand. I can't prove it but believe the changes have been caused by extensive logging of olde growth forest in the adjacent Schmidt Creek watershed.
Paul@Hanson Island
06 Aug 2020 18:37:33 PDT

I apologize if this has already been addressed but why are the orcas going to Strider rather than the Robson Bight rubbing beach?
Chris@Tawas City, MI
05 Aug 2020 18:31:39 PDT

Thank you as always OL! I hardly get on much anymore but it's always loverly to hear those calls
Pax@Sugar Land,TX
05 Aug 2020 14:41:57 PDT

It kind of looks as though there is possibly some mating going on? At least today it looked that way on the cam.
04 Aug 2020 17:25:44 PDT

Camping south of the pass. Saw a pod heading to you right now!
Cory Grandfield@Squamish
01 Aug 2020 18:21:37 PDT

Wow... what a show that was... itís been a long time since I was as able to watch so many for that long... beautiful. Thank you so much for such a beautiful viewing!!!
Timd@Abbotsford bc
01 Aug 2020 17:25:39 PDT

Also listening and watching from the UK. Makes my heart very happy
01 Aug 2020 06:50:31 PDT

I'm listening from England at 10.50 a.m. UK time, and I can hear fantastic vocal calls from the orcas! So thrilled to be able to hear them 'live' from my home in Kent! Thank you Orca Lab :-)
Caroline@Kent, England, UK
01 Aug 2020 02:53:40 PDT

Great vocalizations right now! So lucky to have tuned in.
Mary@73 N 300 W
28 Jul 2020 19:10:16 PDT

My first time hearing them live here!! This makes me SO happy!!!
28 Jul 2020 12:35:55 PDT

Hearing sounds loud and clear!
28 Jul 2020 07:08:28 PDT