Paul & Helena@OL @ Alert Bay
15 May 2017 23:08:13 PDT

5 or 6 orcas, including at least 1 calf, northbound through Pearse Passage right now.
JB@Alert Bay
14 May 2017 10:25:24 PDT

Morning June Cove...heard your engines coming home this morning, such a beautiful day begins for FREEDOM!
Lori & A16@Carlsbad
13 May 2017 05:58:23 PDT

Hi everyone, Scott Viers, who with his dad Val has created a fabulous hydrophone network around the San Juan Islands and has been (among other important things) instrumental in bringing the noise issue faced by Southern Resident orcas to the attention of the public and governments, has a Kickstarter campaign going that's aimed at raising funds to help him upgrade his hydrophones and build an app that will enable people anywhere to tune into the orcas of the Salish Sea and the environment they live in. Scott is aiming to raise $15,000 USD and so far has raised $11,000. There are 14 days to go. Please help Scott if you can, and spread the word to your friends and others on your lists. Here is The link to the Kickstarter campaign: Thanks very much! Paul & Helena
Paul & Helena@OL @i Hanson Island
11 May 2017 09:27:38 PDT

@Sally,it is a terribly sad story but we have the same problem here. Scientists discovered that many years ago when tissue samples were taken from our orcas years ago. It is an ongoing global issue that I would love to see resolved,somehow.
Patti@New West
02 May 2017 15:21:08 PDT

Hi all. Hope you are all well. Very sad reading.
02 May 2017 10:19:03 PDT

Hi OL! Can you post the url for audio to use on android please? I thought I had it saved, but can't find it 😢 🐳🐬🐬🐬🐳
Pax@Sugar Land
24 Apr 2017 17:55:08 PDT

Happy Earth Day Paul and Helena! All my love...
22 Apr 2017 17:44:42 PDT

Happy Earth Day everyone! Here's a thought we've posted on our OrcaLab web site:)
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
22 Apr 2017 13:19:39 PDT

Here is another plea for Corky, this time from the Dodo:
Paul & Helena@OL @ Hanson Island
13 Apr 2017 18:53:18 PDT

Richard Sifton, it's great to hear from you, would love to be in touch again after so many years. My email is
Paul@OL @ Hansn Island
13 Apr 2017 18:23:40 PDT

Who is that mysterious Orcaman cruizing the Bell Rocks this morning?
13 Apr 2017 08:22:34 PDT

set up the first tree house with the first hydrophone good times can give you guys some history
richard sifton@golg beach or
11 Apr 2017 20:53:02 PDT

knew paul for in those days wonder about him often over the years
richard sifton@golg beach or
11 Apr 2017 20:47:33 PDT

was there when we set it up in 70 with paul lived next door to him on the mud flats
richard sifton@golg beach or
11 Apr 2017 20:41:41 PDT

Hi Janie! Love from Lori
11 Apr 2017 19:11:01 PDT

ty for the updates, encouraging indeed! so need spring to be sprung! :)
Addie@Campbell river
10 Apr 2017 19:26:52 PDT

So good to hear of all the whale activity. Thanks for the update! Always curious about sweet Springer. I have a pic of her and calf from June 2014 on my desk. Thanks for bringing the whales to us !
Judy@Port Angeles
07 Apr 2017 09:59:26 PDT

Lovely update. Great to hear that Black Pearl has been spotted, I am sure Guardian & others will be confirmed fairly soon as well. 😊 Looking forward to another season of orca & whale news.
Patti@New West
06 Apr 2017 19:34:08 PDT

Orcas travel king north through Pearse Passage right now.
JB@Alert Bay
25 Mar 2017 08:41:37 PDT

At least 9 orcas traveling SE past Gordon's Bluff towards Beaver Cove right now.
JB@Alert Bay
23 Mar 2017 07:45:49 PDT

Captain Musgrove...I will love you always!
Lori@the little cabin across the bay
09 Mar 2017 15:40:34 PST

Sadly, the baby didn't make it.
Paul & Helena@ol
26 Feb 2017 15:21:11 PST

Baby just born on sea lions camera, maybe not looking good though.
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
26 Feb 2017 14:24:37 PST

1st sighting today, orcas and humpback on Parson Island cam. However, the camera seemed out of focus a lot. Even still, it was great fun watching!!!
whale watcher 1AB@6602 Everhart Rd
25 Feb 2017 18:55:42 PST

Hearing Calls on the CP underwater cam at, hoping it is still live audio. Leaving it hear for the workday.
Kelly Ann Carroll@5500 ALLEN RD
24 Feb 2017 05:13:38 PST

Just found Orca live cams. I'm so excited to be looking at not only whales, maybe[LOL], but the beauty of Hanson, Bight, Robson and all the other islands is breathtaking! So looking forward to seeing some live whales soon.
whale watcher 1AB@6602 Everhart Rd
24 Feb 2017 04:50:13 PST

Hi Kelly! I was just thinking today I wish you here so we could stand together by Corky's side. She was beautiful and so peaceful yesterday...I know she is more ready than ever to come home. Keep us in your heart!
23 Feb 2017 18:51:27 PST

hey lori! tell corky i love her and miss her! i had dreams of them at seaworld last night
kelly keagy-bullock@8629 timbercrest circle
23 Feb 2017 18:36:00 PST

hi Orcalab :) I am just reading the Orcas are back I15's ... Is it to early it is just February :) looks nice weather in February on Hanson Island! anja :o)
22 Feb 2017 19:54:36 PST

Thanks so much, Lori! We hope you have a wonderful visit with Corky, and please pass along our endless love from her true home:)
Paul & Helena@OL@Alert Bay
22 Feb 2017 08:45:25 PST

This beautiful morning, snowy mountains, icy yellow mist on a silvery sea...mysterious Biggs singing. I am visiting Corky today at Seaworld and will take her all these images of the place that she once called home.
22 Feb 2017 08:32:13 PST

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 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 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!
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! 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: 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