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Killer whales breaching in unison (a rare sight). Photo by John Ford.

Blackfish {format} {format} {format} 3:22 Barrett Golding

Dr. John Ford started the Vancouver Aquarium's ORCA-FM live whale broadcast, and is author of the book Killer Whales. He can ID individual Orca pods by their calls. He spends nights on the water, with a hydrophone, an underwater mic, dangling off the side of the boat. Nights, because in the day, it's too noisy. (Photo © John Ford. Music by Jeff Arntsen of Racket Ship.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Feb 28 2007 on PRX Nature Stories Podcast; Dec 20 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Environment, Science