Programs and Resources

Project Partners:

Project Contributors:

  • Photos and Video donated by The Center for Whale Research
  • Orca Illustrations donated by Uko Gorter Natural History Illustration
  • Spectrograms by Val Viers, Colorado College and Chrissy McLean, Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
  • Sound recordings by NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Chrissy McLean, Port Townsend Marine Science Center; Jeff Hogan, Killer Whale Tales; and Scott Veirs, Beam Reach.

Learn More About Orcas and Orca Research:

Other marine audio streams:

All photos are courtesy of Killer Whale Tales, Center for Whale Research, and Beam Reach.

About This Project

A growing coalition of scientists, educators, and citizens are working together to expand a regional hydrophone network in the Salish Sea. This website is part of the SeaSound Project of The Whale Museum and is an experiment in sharing real-time underwater sound. The goals are to monitor the critical habitat of endangered southern resident killer whales to detect orca sounds and measure ambient noise levels.

Thank you to our partners for making this site possible: