Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Yukusam the sperm whale came back from the east last night at 21:38 and was heard in Johnstone Strait until just before 7 am this morning. And now he is back again at CRPT doing his echolocation clicks

Lisa
17 Feb 2018 11:02:32 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Sperm whale echolocation to be heard on CRPT and CP still

Lisa
16 Feb 2018 09:00:03 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Sperm whale echolocation clicks heard again on Critical Point and CP

Lisa
16 Feb 2018 00:47:32 PST



No orcas present.
オルカは近くにいません

Yesterday, we last heard the sperm whale around 10am. We are guessing he disappeared past the Ecological Reserve. But we will have to wait. They have the ability to make really long dives and not always vocal. Still very exciting and keeping us focused!

OrcaLab
15 Feb 2018 09:46:46 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Spermwhale echolocation clicks on Critical Point hydrophone right now!!!

Lisa
13 Feb 2018 21:27:03 PST



No orcas present.
オルカは近くにいません

Today was so special! Not just because the sperm whale returned this morning but because of all the great effort made by several people to document this event. It started around 7am this morning when Lisa Larsson began a recording of the clicks off Robson Bight. An hour and half later, the sounds we echoing to the Cracroft Point hydrophone so pretty sure the whale was westbound. Lisa let Jared know and he got ready to head out with the intention of picking up Lisa on the way to assist. Helena and Paul monitored the the hydrophones and cameras from Alert Bay. Jared and Lisa put a hydrophone in the water off CP and could hear clicks. But the sperm whale (who can dive from 30 -45 minutes) proved elusive and no one could locate him. Jared decided to head east and made it to Naka Creek around 11am. Still no luck but, in the meantime, Alex (who was also on the look out in case the whale went through the passes) spotted southbound orcas heading towards Weynton Pass and mentioned that there were calls on the Flower Island hydrophone before they disappeared into the pass. Jared was alerted and he decided to come back towards the west. By 12pm, they were back off CP listening. At 12:36pm we could see blows to the west on the CP camera and at 12:42pm Jared texted that they had found both the orcas and the sperm whale off Blinkhorn. During this, Elizabeth Zwamborn, who is studying whales in Nova Scotia was offering helpful information about sperm whale behaviours and acoustics as the day unfolded. Around 1pm, the clicks became quite frequent and sometimes loud despite the distance. Jared stayed with the sperm whale and got pictures. Then at 12:48pm he went off to identify most of the T137s who were continuing east. An hour later, leaving the orcas off Kaikash, Jared and Lisa went back to the west to try to locate the sperm whale. As the clicks continued they found him/her just before 2pm. At 2:18pm the whale fluked off of the Wastell Islands. By 3pm, the sperm whale was headed east mid strait off Big Bay. Being extremely patient with no whale in sight, Jared positioned himself off Cracroft Point and waited. The clicks continued and so Jared asked to be informed when the clicks stopped for 3+ minutes when he might expect the whale to surface again. Right on cue, the sperm whale surfaced at 3:27pm not far from Jared and blew repeatedly until fluking and diving out of sight. We have not seen him/her again but there is some daylight left. It was an intense but satisfying day (and maybe not over yet!)

OrcaLab
12 Feb 2018 19:12:59 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

Bigg's Orcas are calling at Cracroft Point hydrophone right now

Lisa
07 Feb 2018 20:38:18 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

We are hearing Pings on PI and CP right now

Lisa
03 Feb 2018 08:46:00 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

It was the I33s and the I35s in G-clan(ID by Jared Towers)that passed through Blackney Pass and then continued East in Johnstone Strait and are now echolocating on the Critical Point hydrophone

Lisa
02 Feb 2018 17:04:46 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

G-clan calls with Pings on Flower Island

Lisa
02 Feb 2018 13:23:35 PST



No calls but orcas nearby
コールは聞こえませんが、オルカは近くにいます

Some A5 calls were heard on PI and CP just after midnight yesterday but were gone within minutes. Sounded like they were moving quickly

Lisa
18 Jan 2018 10:57:57 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice Biggs Orcas calling on Flower Island right now!

Lisa
16 Jan 2018 06:42:39 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Biggs Orcas on Flower Island hydrophone right now!

Lisa
11 Jan 2018 20:40:52 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

It has been quite the day as all the A5s were together in Johnstone Strait. The A42s were seen along with the A23s and A25s. We had suspected that the A42s had made it back around the end of December but this was the first visual confirmation thanks to the efforts of Jared Towers. All the A42s look well and of course their pod mates, the A23s and A25s have been seen off and on through December and January.

Helena & Lisa
10 Jan 2018 19:23:40 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

We are now hearing resting calls, N3's, on CP with close echoes to PI

Lisa
10 Jan 2018 19:15:42 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

The A5's are vocal on CP right now!

Lisa
10 Jan 2018 10:16:42 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

Now very faint calls from A5s on CP

Lisa
08 Jan 2018 19:50:48 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

Now we are hearing distant resting calls at CP

Lisa
08 Jan 2018 17:35:40 PST



No calls but orcas nearby
コールは聞こえませんが、オルカは近くにいます

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OrcaLab
08 Jan 2018 12:56:24 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

Distant Orca calls on Flower Island

Lisa
08 Jan 2018 08:08:17 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

The A5's appeared on PI last evening at 20:40 and then disappeared within 10min on CP with with sporadic resting calls

Lisa
06 Jan 2018 09:41:22 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Big's orcas in Blackfish Sound!

OrcaLab
03 Jan 2018 20:15:28 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

The A23s and A25s have become clearly vocal. They apparently had a long rub at Kazumi and are off the entrance to Blackney Pass again.

Helena & Lisa
30 Dec 2017 14:55:01 PST



No calls but orcas nearby
コールは聞こえませんが、オルカは近くにいます

We have located them thanks to Jared Towers. They are on the Parson Rock cam: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/orcalab-parson-island off the entrance to Blackney Pass on the vancouver Island side.

Helena
30 Dec 2017 11:42:42 PST



No calls but orcas nearby
コールは聞こえませんが、オルカは近くにいます

We are waiting to see if the A23s and A25s come into range of the CP camera. We had a repot from Elizabeth Zwamborn that they entered Johnstone Strait and are heading east. Clear sunny days, so fingers crossed. You can help us keep track by going to : https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-cracroft-point-surface

Helena, Lisa and Paul
30 Dec 2017 10:41:29 PST



It has been a very nice Orca holidays too this last week. At around four in the afternoon on the 23'rd we started hearing faint calls from the I15's of the G-clan approaching from the north, and some five hours later we heard A5's approaching CP before fading off again. Then suddenly after three days of Orca silence the I15's (I27, I4 and I65 Matrilines) appeared in Blackney Pass entrance at ten in the morning on the 26'th and passed by with the outflowing tide heading north in utter silence. Then the next day on the 27'th the A5's (A23 & A25 matrilines) did exactly the same ting at the same time, also in silence. Such a joy to see them again

Lisa
28 Dec 2017 19:48:10 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

A clan Orcas slowly approaching CP hydrophone right now

Lisa
23 Dec 2017 21:51:35 PST



Distant calls audible.
遠くでオルカの声が聞こえます

G-clan resident Orcas slowly coming closer on Flower Island hydrophone

Lisa
23 Dec 2017 16:30:55 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice humpback song on Flower Island right now!

Lisa
05 Dec 2017 22:30:51 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Humpback singing on Parson Island hydrophone right now

Lisa
27 Nov 2017 18:14:53 PST



Orcas near mics.
オルカがマイクのそばにいます

Transients, Biggs Orca on Critical Point hydrophone right now!

Lisa
22 Nov 2017 17:32:02 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice humpback song by Parson Island right now

Lisa
18 Nov 2017 15:01:23 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice falsetto-singing humback on the local hydrophone right now

Lisa
16 Nov 2017 17:30:13 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Humpback on local hydrophone echoing to Parsons Island right now

Lisa
14 Nov 2017 14:17:15 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Humpbacks vocalizing on CRPT, PI and FI at the same time

Lisa
13 Nov 2017 18:12:36 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice close Humpback on Flower Island hydrophone right now

Lisa
13 Nov 2017 04:51:52 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Nice humpback song on Flower island hydrophone right now

Lisa
11 Nov 2017 19:13:00 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Amazing close Humpback on CRPT right now!!!

Lisa
10 Nov 2017 21:02:05 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Humpback singing at CP with very close echoes to PI

Lisa
10 Nov 2017 02:41:22 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

There is a humpback singing at CP also

Lisa
09 Nov 2017 20:39:26 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Very nice and close humpback song in Blackfish Sound right now

Lisa
09 Nov 2017 20:26:24 PST



Orcas near mics.
オルカがマイクのそばにいます

Nice close humpback calls from whales in front of the lab!

Lisa
09 Nov 2017 14:36:04 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Out there in Blackney Pass on a starry, almost clear night is a pretty interesting humpback, less so since a boat came along, but trying again!

OrcaLab
09 Nov 2017 01:43:43 PST



No calls but orcas nearby
コールは聞こえませんが、オルカは近くにいます

We are following orcas on the OrcaLab camera: https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-base

Orcalab
08 Nov 2017 09:47:04 PST



No orcas present.
オルカは近くにいません

Lovely cormorants on the Parson Cliff: https://explore.org/livecams/orcas/orcalab-parson-island

Helena
07 Nov 2017 16:17:33 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Incredible humpback vocals in Blackfish Sound continuing!

OrcaLab
06 Nov 2017 02:06:59 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Very nice vocal Humpbacks in the entrance of Blackney Pass

Lisa
05 Nov 2017 17:12:28 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Despite the boat noise (which is possibly moving to Johnstone Strait) the humpback off Parson Island is sounding very nice and clear. Earlier the humpback was on Parson then on the Local hydrophone. It really seems as if they have a preference for this space. I can live with that!

Helena
04 Nov 2017 20:17:05 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

A lovely shift tonight from Blackfish Sound to Blackney Pass. It sounds like two humpbacks actually, one staying in Blackfish, the other making it to Blackney.

Helena
03 Nov 2017 19:37:22 PST



Superb sounds!!
とてもいい音!

Apparently nighttime is not the only time, lovely humpback calls from Parson Island.

Helena
03 Nov 2017 13:09:22 PST