Listen for whales

Orcasound connects your headphones to live hydrophones (underwater microphones), your ears to an ocean of sound. Help us explore and conserve marine life around the globe, starting with studying and saving the Southern Resident killer whales of the Pacific Northwest. As an Orcasound community scientist, you can listen for whales or learn more about marine bioacoustics.

Orcasound is a cooperative hydrophone network and an open source software & hardware project. We welcome your participation. If you’d like to host a hydrophone, do research, or incorporate Orcasound into the educational or outreach efforts of your organization, you can join us as a member of the network. There are also other ways that you can support the network as an individual: as an in-person volunteer at a network node; as a contributor to our open source software & hardware projects; or as a financial backer. Learn more about our recent projects below, or browse our whole project portfolio!