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25 Sep 2017 22:09:45 PDT

So sad to hear about Twyla. It seems we have lost another great soul who protected all she loved and fought for. I have been very quiet and I don't comment much anymore but I still do come to orcalive and hear the orcas if they are around, one of the most magical experiences of hearing orcas in the wild.
23 Sep 2017 12:00:48 PDT

They are so beautiful
23 Sep 2017 01:53:48 PDT

Humpbacks whales right now with seals playing !
22 Sep 2017 05:36:06 PDT

Looks like Orcas on the Cracroft Point cam. Nice to see those fins and spouts!
Judy@Port Angeles WA
21 Sep 2017 16:05:20 PDT

@J. It is sad news indeed. May she RIP after so diligently protecting a land she loved with all her heart & soul. My condolences to her family & all who knew her. May the bright light of her soul shine on.
Patti@New West
20 Sep 2017 06:08:01 PDT

sad news!
19 Sep 2017 18:39:02 PDT

I watch a video on Great Big Story about you. I just want to thank you for what you are doing. The world needs more actions like the ones that you are doing. Greetings from Mexico
Marcela Perez@Mexico City
18 Sep 2017 16:03:24 PDT

I'd love to see wild and free orcas! That's really a dream! And I'd love to work with you somedays guys! You are fantastic!
Fanny Lambertucci@France
18 Sep 2017 11:22:57 PDT

Welcome Aicha Ouldali
Christine Neitzel@N. California
18 Sep 2017 09:57:42 PDT

Hey! I come from France and i love the concept you developped. I love orcas as well and i would like to know if you would recruit volonteers. The work atmosphere you guys work in seems so nice, i would definitly quit everything in France for this!
Aicha Ouldali @171 avenue saint exup
17 Sep 2017 14:31:27 PDT

It remind me the first time I saw orcas off Vancouver Island. It was incredible and still magical. Glad to see some people preserving nature.
17 Sep 2017 09:08:29 PDT

I can't stop watching the live cameras, I might finally see an Orca for the first time in my life! I don't even mind that I'm not actually there to see them with my own two eyes. This website is incredible!
16 Sep 2017 16:07:39 PDT

Hi! I?m Maria from Mexico, I admire what you?re doing, orca is my favorite animal!! I was wondering... do you have any volunteer program?
16 Sep 2017 12:32:18 PDT

@Helena, thanks for the update on the A34's. There's a part of me that is still hoping our dear Kaikash could be visiting with the A42's, perhaps he's with Sonora, Surf & family. Fingers crossed but well aware of the possible inevitable reality of the situation.
Patti@New West
16 Sep 2017 07:27:18 PDT

hey I'm Berkay from Germany and I saw a short documentary on Great Big Story about you guys. I would love to hear the sining of the whales, but I can't, it doesnt work when I klick on Audio ON. There just pops up a new window an nothing happens. best wishes, love your work
16 Sep 2017 05:34:33 PDT

Thanks for the update Helena that is indeed sad news. The end of an era :-(
16 Sep 2017 03:05:53 PDT

Hi, Many of you are wondering about A46 (Kaikash). Although all of the A34s have come back to the area, A46, appears not to be with them.
Helena@Hanson Island
15 Sep 2017 23:53:47 PDT

With the A34s in the are for a few days now, there has been no mention of A46 Kaikash. Is it confirmed that he is not with them?
15 Sep 2017 17:45:43 PDT

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15 Sep 2017 13:09:56 PDT

Howard Garrett/Orcanetwork is leading the relocation to a SeaPen, along with the Lummi Tribe. Tokitae, like Corky kept in captivity for 40+ years. Tokitae lives in an extremely small tank, now recovering from Irma....
Judy@Port Angeles
13 Sep 2017 21:56:16 PDT

Lolita/Tokitae/SR LPod @ Miami Seaquarium... There is plan to bring her home to Orcas Island. Her is the status from Irma: It's hard to assess how Tokitae coped with the hurricane-force winds Sunday but it certainly was a loud roar for 12-14 hours with many sudden loud noises all around her, even through the water barrier. Her tank no doubt shook to some degree. A week ago Irma was forecast to travel straight up the middle of Florida at a Cat. 4 with 130+ mph winds, with the eyewall just 20-30 miles west of the Seaquarium. That would have put the fiercest winds, at first from the east, bringing in a massive ocean surge of 10-15', then from the south at maximum speeds blowing north up Biscayne Bay at surges over 12' high at the Seaquarium, which sits at approximately 4' above high tide. Approximately 8' of surging seawater plus possibly 10 foot waves would have slammed directly across the park and into the whale stadium. Despite the concrete pillars the force of the waves and debris could have undermined the stadium and the pool and compromised the structure, possibly severely. Toki probably would not have survived. She and we are very fortunate (although many others were not) that the eye jogged west over Cuba and went about 90 miles to the west of Miami. Continued captivity still puts her in mortal danger in this extremely active hurricane season.
Judy@Port Angeles
13 Sep 2017 21:43:22 PDT

A34s are back? Is A46 Kaikash with them? Why there are no updates on OL page?
13 Sep 2017 20:18:38 PDT

@Pam I found this email addy on this webpage-not sure if it's still valid though :)
Addie@Campbell River
12 Sep 2017 11:15:12 PDT

Is there an email for Orcalabs? I have a video I promised to email to Chari & Megan at Cracroft a couple weeks back of some bubble net feeding
11 Sep 2017 21:02:23 PDT

Lolita...I have been thinking of her all day. Now the hurricane winds about 75 miles per hour on her little island, Virginia Key only 863 acres, her tank 2 meters above sea level. She has been there 45 years. And now is on her own, no food, no company, no help if she survives. Hope we can all send her light where ever this nite takes her...and us.
09 Sep 2017 20:57:46 PDT

Looks like a lone male orca at Cracroft Point Orca Lookout
Jackie@Duncan, BC
08 Sep 2017 19:55:12 PDT

any orca today. i have just logged on whats the best cam to look on as i cannot get the map up thanks guys. How is everyone today? Hope you r all well.
08 Sep 2017 08:41:08 PDT

Helena it seems they do nothing, people have calaled the aquarium and they have been told they wont do anything to protect them.
Yolanda@Haverdreef 41
08 Sep 2017 08:35:50 PDT

Corky, Lolita...both will always need everything we got! Call Miami Seaquarium and ask...(305)361-5705.
Lori@Carlsbad/Mission Bay
07 Sep 2017 13:54:14 PDT

I wonder what precautions they have taken for Lolita anticipating Irma landfall in Florida?
Helena@Hanson Island
07 Sep 2017 12:03:37 PDT

Just wanting to confirm A46 (Kaikash) has been seen - looks like from some comments he has :) that's great news then
06 Sep 2017 16:49:48 PDT

Just like their mothers..loving Big Bay, shore huggers..close to home...Sundance.
06 Sep 2017 12:47:32 PDT

Awesome Patti...glad you got to be part of the magic!
05 Sep 2017 06:41:25 PDT

Fabulous day out on the water with Bill & Donna MacKay and our United Nations of whale lovers from around the world. Whoohoo, we had ourselves a grand ole time with the A30's, I's, a few porpoises & humpbacks and a ton of sunshine:) A great day indeed. Oh and my oh my has A60 Fife ever filled out, Wow, he's a very large fella who graced us by coming right up to the boat. He's definitely matured:) Lots of love to all the orcas who made all the passengers very happy with their presence. Whee, a great day, a beautiful day, a whale day. The best kind of day.
Patti@New West
04 Sep 2017 22:49:05 PDT

Good news - the southern residents returned to the Salish Sea today - super pod! After one month of no sightings it's a huge relief and celebration down here!! Let's hope they can find some scrumptious chinook!
Jana@1424 Millstream Victoria
04 Sep 2017 22:12:40 PDT

@Helena, it was quite some time ago & I thought it was on here but I may have read it on WOW's site. Someone mentioned he was with the A34's. I think it was back in the spring. I thought it was an accurate sighting. I sure hope so!
Patti@New West
02 Sep 2017 22:21:41 PDT

Hi Patti, Do you know when, where and by who A46 was seen earlier in the season? We had one report but it turned out o be a false lead, thanks.
Helena@Hanson Island
02 Sep 2017 09:43:22 PDT

@Patti thanks for the info on A46 asked about him awhile ago but got no answer..glad he is okay :-)
01 Sep 2017 15:20:02 PDT

@CindyB,Yes,A46 was seen at the start of the season. Alive & kicking and being his beautiful self:)
Patti@New West
01 Sep 2017 12:34:54 PDT

Has A46 been seen this year?
30 Aug 2017 18:25:08 PDT

N47..A6 all over my house. A calendar photo in the Bight, A photo from a Seaworld gift shop (A6 crime!) I rescued. A photo from a German assistant on my wall forever. A30's ... love you!
Lori@Carlsbad/ Johnstone Strait
29 Aug 2017 16:15:11 PDT

Bring them home Clio... Royal fire and forever.
28 Aug 2017 21:50:57 PDT

Thank you Momoko for the update on the A5's.
28 Aug 2017 19:57:08 PDT

Where did the A5's go after 8/20/17...4:46pm on HI shore?
27 Aug 2017 21:08:59 PDT

Another beautiful day has passed here at Bere Pt. We've seen the usual humpbacks, dalls, sea lions, and of course the orcas this morning. It has been quiet the rest of the day here and our week long stay. Tomorrow afternoon we leave this amazing place. Thank you, orcalab and everyone for the updates.
Markus@Bere pt.
26 Aug 2017 19:50:22 PDT

We're still watching a small group passing us with a little one. They're very spread out heading slowly east.
Markus@Shiels bay/bere pt.
26 Aug 2017 10:33:30 PDT

Good morning orcalab and everyone. Woke up to several blows between 4-5am near shiels bay. Confirmed by Troy the As and Is foraged and slowly have been travelling east from bere pt/ shield bay. What a morning. 😀
Markus@Bere pt/ shiels bay.
26 Aug 2017 10:16:28 PDT

Hi everyone. Just wanted to say thank you, for the updates from the lab as we patiently wait for orcas here at the pt. It has been a wonderful week and we're still hoping to catch some orcas this way before we leave.
Markus@Bere Pt.
25 Aug 2017 15:20:38 PDT

Thank you OL very much for these detailed reports, I'm loving them. It reminds me so much of what it was like a few years ago with the A's & I's together plus all the others. I think the only ones MIA this season are the elusive R Clan. Perhaps they will surface eventually :)) Thanks again, much appreciated.
Patti@New West
25 Aug 2017 03:44:39 PDT