Science / Outreach Programs

The Whale Trail

JASCO has collaborated with the Vancouver Aquarium to bring you the following marine mammal vocalizations. The Land-Based Whale Watching project, known as The Whale Trail, is an initiative that supports on-shore locations from which the public can see orcas and other marine mammals and report their sightings to the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network.

Marine Mammal Sounds

To make the Grey whale audio file audible, we sped the sound file up 7 times faster than normal.

Because Dall's and Harbour porpoise clicks are indistinguishable from one another, the audio file refers to them simply as "Porpoise". 
To make the porpoise audio file audible, we increased the volume 20 times and slowed it down 6 times from normal.

Steller sea lions recorded by Cory Hawthorne at the Vancouver Aquarium.
These sea otters were recorded in air by A. Ghoul and C. Reichmuth under USFWS permit MA186914-0. Sea otter mothers and their pups exchange high-pitched calls at the water’s surface when they are separated. Sea otters are not known to emit sounds under water.

Tonquin Trail – Tofino