So cool - I love San Juan Island and that area. I have friends in Sequim, and there used to be a little commuter puddle-jumper flight from SeaTac to Port Angeles that went over the sound and the strait, and you could see multiple pods of Orcas down below.
The live sound stream wasn’t working (spinning wheel of death) but the saved sound clips were. Started one and my sound asleep 18 year old cat jerked her head up so fast I thought she’d get whiplash. She looked very concerned LOL.
I used to work on tall ships and we’d see plenty of whales. Once in a dense fog (where visibility was less than 25’ (aka ghost ship time) one was near the boat and blew out his blow hole. We were covered with a light smelly (fishy smelly) shower - whale breath does not smell good. He had to be close but we couldn’t see him anywhere despite a bunch of us looking.
Another time a whale was eating krill and would go under the bow of the boat surfacing on both sides right there (we were drifting with engines off and sails furled). If we had 13’ arms we could have reached down to touch him (13’ of freeboard). That was so incredibly cool.
@Kidsandliz Did you play it through iTunes? Works fine for me - kind of quiet right now, just some water sloshy sounds and distant ship engines, but it was pretty chatty earlier when @moonhat first posted.
@Kidsandliz that does sound wonderful! What type of whale was it?
Yes, sometimes the hydrophone doesn’t work if there is too many people listening I have read. But it usually works fine, and I get so excited when I happen to listen and get to hear their calls out there by Lime Kiln. I love them.