Tuesday, April 5, 2016

329B (RB 2006)

The northern resident killer whales were heard beach-rubbing, calling, and echolocating at the Main rubbing beach in the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve, Vancouver Island BC.  The Orcalab 329B recording from August 28, 2006, begins at 07:18 and ends at 07:56.  A total of 41 repertoire calls were identified.  The main call used was N23 (30%), Pings (9%) from the I15 matriline, and N4 (5%).  Many other calls were varied from their discrete structure, whistles, and disordered vocal noise was heard during this social behaviour.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

292B (CP 2006)


The Orcalab recording 292B from Cracroft Point, BC starts at 15:42 on August 23, 2006.  The Northern residents were heard echolocating and vocalizing.  Boat noise increases at 16:00, the tape ends at 16:30.  Seventy-one discrete calls were identified; N1 (10%), N4 (75%), and N9 (15%).

Thursday, July 23, 2015

292A (2006 RB)

The Orcalab recording 292A from August 23, 2006 starts at 14:56 and ends at 15:41. The A5 pod were heard at the Main beach rubbing and vocalizing from the start of the tape until 15:18. They made some interesting variable and R like calls. A total of 20 discrete calls were identified and analyzed; N4 (75%), N7 (10%), and N9 (15%).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

280B (2006 RB)

The Orcalab recording 280A starts at 11:11 on August 21, 2006.  The A5 and A4 pods of the northern residents were heard rubbing on the pebbles at Main beach at 11:40, until the end of the tape 11:56.  A total of 44 discrete calls were identified and analyzed; N3 (6%), N4 (54%), N5 (10%), and N9 (30%).

Sunday, May 31, 2015

280A (2006 CP)

Recording 280A starts at 10:23 on Monday August 21, 2006 ending at 11:11.  There was loud boat noise throughout the tape increasing toward the end.  A total of 15 northern resident discrete calls from Cracroft Point, BC, were identified and anaylzed; N1 (27%), N4 (60%), and N9 (13%).