The Whale Trail
Tonquin Trail, Tofino
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 calls audible, the audio file is sped up 7 times faster than normal.
Dall's and harbour porpoise clicks are indistinguishable from one another.
To make the porpoise calls audible, the audio file is 20 times louder and 6 times slower than normal.
Steller sea lions recorded by Cory Hawthorne at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Sea otters 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.