If you heard more than one call, you're right!

This is members of J and K pods recorded from a hydrophone being towed by a research vessel near Port Angeles, WA.

Calls identified in this clip include:

  • S1
  • S4
  • S16
  • S17

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S1

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A cowboy saying "Yee-haw!"
Used mostly by J Pod but shared by all 3 [Spectrogram]

S4

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A duck quack
Used mostly by J Pod and K Pod [Spectrogram]

S16

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A kitten's "mew"
Used mostly by K Pod but shared by all 3. If heard with S17 it’s K Pod [Spectrogram]

S17

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A double kitten "mew, mew"
Used by K Pod exclusively [Spectrogram]

S19

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A slide whistle
Used by L Pod exclusively [Spectrogram]