Not everything we hear is an orca

There are many different sounds in the Salish Sea. Some sounds are made by other animals, while other sounds come from human activities. Sometimes sounds are so loud that orcas have to make their calls louder and longer in order to be heard.

Other Sounds

Listen to each of these sounds so that you can recognize them when you hear them. You can click on a photo to see it larger.

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Seagulls (Photo by Caroline Littlefield)

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Sonar

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Pile Driving

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Sea Lion Barking

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Squeaky Ship

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Port Townsend Ferry

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Small Boat

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Transient Orcas