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Monday, February 26, 2007

Antarctic Killer Whale Calls

Headphones on, drifting in a small inflatable, protected by a thin layer of rubber from an unimaginable amount of icy-water.

Orca near the Esperanza, blowing!
(photo & audio by greenpeace)

mp3

Lots of echolocation click trains indication of whales preying on schooling fish and repetitious calls to maintain cohesion of foraging groups.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SRKW Calls

Southern Resident Killer Whale Vocal Dialect Catalogue

The following calls were recorded in the presence of all southern resident killer whale pods, J, K and L, on September 26th and 30th, 2006, near Stuart Island in Haro Strait:

S1

S1_1

S1_2

S1_3

S1_6


S2i

S2iii


S6


S16

S16_1

S16_2

S16_3


S37i


S40