On Friday night it sounded like the Southern Resident killer whales were having a party in Haro Strait.

Our live hydrophones at Lime Kiln Point State Park drew listeners from around the world as Southern Resident killer whales hung out off the Lighthouse. We listened long after dark as the whales continued to call and echolocate.

Check out this great video shot at dusk by local naturalist and photographer Traci Walter as J and K pods passed Lime Kiln Point State Park. Traci added a recording of what the hydrophones picked up underwater so if you missed it live, listen to what it sounded like while you watch.  It is really fantastic!

You too can listen live any time! Check out our project webpage for the live links and to learn more about the Lime Kiln Live hydrophone project.  Our collaborators on this project include the Port of Vancouver, the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor and our sister company SA Instrumentation in St. Andrews.

Video courtesy of Traci Walter, San Juan Island traciwalter.com