Test Yourself, Expert Level

The next set of sounds are tricky. These may contain more than one call, or other sounds that are not from our resident orcas.

Listen to this recording to see if you can identify what you hear. Use the call library below to remind yourself of what each call sounds like. Check the box next to each sound that you think you hear. When you're ready, click "Next" to see whether you're right! 

Time to see how much you've learned.
What do you hear?


Call

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Sounds like

S1

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

S2i

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"A-Whee!"
Used by J Pod [Spectrogram]

S2iii

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Wiping down wet glass
Used by J Pod and L Pod [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]

S18

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A jungle bird
Used by L Pod exclusively [Spectrogram]

S19

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A slide whistle
Used by L Pod exclusively [Spectrogram]

S22

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"Hey, look!"
Used by L Pod exclusively [Spectrogram]

S36

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A donkey
Used mostly by K Pod and L Pods [Spectrogram]

None of these