Monday, December 8, 2008

The Orcas are Here!

What a sight! I've just gotten back inside after hearing and seeing orcas out in Admiralty Inlet, just off our Marine Exhibit building towards Whidbey Island. As we watched, amazed by the number of orcas, Chrissy McLean, Marine Program Coordinator here at PTMSC noted that they seemed to be feeding. We watched their spouts while waiting for a large ship to pass by so we could listen to vocalizations on our hydrophone.

Did you know we're part of a hydrophone network? It's called the Salish Sea Hydrophone Network and includes five different stations around the Salish Sea. To hear our hydrophone, click this link: Listen to Port Townsend Marine Science Center. (It will open in iTunes or Winamp.) Check out our hydrophone site profile for more information and to see photos of the installation of our hydrophone here.

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