Blows & Breaches: An OrcaLab Update

Blog post by: Natalie We attended the 10 year Springer Reunion at Telegraph Cove. We had a booth set up representing OrcaLab there July 13-15th. We played audio recordings of orca calls and also sold CD’s of Springer’s own vocalizations of when she first was reunited with her pod. There were a lot of people […]

the return of summer

The forest floor is starting to go reddish-orange around here, as the cedars shed their summer cloak, and the mornings have a distinct chill about them that comes with fog and feels like fall.  So we know the season is changing.   From what has been happening with the orcas lately, though, you’d think we were […]

Humpback rhapsody – October 12 2007

After being totally eliminated from Northern Vancouver Island waters in 1967, humpback whales are gradually making a return. The Coal Harbour whaling station, on Vancouver Island’s northwest coast (near Port Hardy) was the last whaling station in North America. In 1967, faced with a shortage of whales in nearby Pacific waters, the whalers travelled around […]

Springer returns! – July 9th 2003

Today we received the news that we (and many others around the world) have been waiting and hoping for… Springer (A73) has survived the winter, she is still with her family, and she looks great! Springer was first sighted by the Naiad Explorer around 11am this morning to the west of Numas Island in Queen Charlotte […]