Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Orcalab, Hanson Island BC

I feel very fortunate to have visited Paul Spong and the Orcalab on Hanson Island earlier this year. It is a land based research station, that studies whales around the Johnstone Straight and the Inside Passage off of northern Vancouver Island. Paul conducted early research on communicating with whales in the 1960's, and moved to Hanson Island in 1970 to continue his studies of whales in the wild. I saw some incredible things from the observation deck that afternoon, and had a chance to walk around the bay a bit at low tide. Spinner. 
have a look:   listen to hydrophones here: 

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