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We work as ecotourism guides (as well as biologist and boat captain) often on the BC Coast, but also as far ranging as the Arctic and Antarctic. We have an insatiable curiousity for the planet; all its hidden gems and what makes them tick. That and our love of sailing is what inspired us to sail around the Pacific in Narama, our tough and pretty little sailboat.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pilot Whale Vocals

In the deep waters around the San Lorenzo group in the Northern Gulf of California we have had a couple of fascinating encounters with pilot whales. Some of them swimming upside down checking out Narama's bottom and others vocalising.  The clip attached has the vocals of a group slowly travelling, the second sound bite is a different occasion when two groups met with far more excited calls.  The pictures are a mix of Pilot whales, Long-beaked common dolphin, Bottlenose dolphin, Whale Shark, Sperm whale and Bryde's whale.

For better picture quality use this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyiFt50DFMQ

4 comments:

The Intrepid II Crew said...

Heidi & Stephen: What a treat! Thanks for sharing these clips and the incredible sound bites. Wish we were there right now. Carol & Kelly

Mark and Doug said...

Heidi and Stephen-

We saw you had checked in on our blog, and we thought we'd check in on yours. We love all of your pictures and we really enjoyed the conversation with you two as well. We made it to Mulege last night, and are hanging out for a day or two waiting on the weather. Good luck with your Anchor Chain and maybe we'll see you down the line in La Paz! Mark and Doug

Alex and Daniel said...

Hey Heidi and Stephen,
its always a pleasure to read your posts and follow your greatest journey. Since our voyage 2008 with you on Polaris and having travelled the world overland, its still a dream of me to explore our great planet by sailing over the oceans one day.
We wish you a safe trip across the Pacific to Australia, back home for Narama!
If you are planning to sail to the Galapagos, let me know. We have some friends living and working there as scientists for the Darwin Research Station.
Your followers from Germany
Alex and Daniel

Narama said...

Alex and Daniel: We ARE heading to Galapagos in March! Nice to know you check in on us.

Mark and Doug: Right on, you are currently kayaking faster than we're sailing south!

Carol and Kelly: Have a nice holiday, hope that Intrepid II is sailing soon.