Learn about the Orchive and its goal of taking 20,000 hours of tape recordings of orca vocalizations and making them digital.

Explore and listen to our collection. Or have a quick listen to a sample orca vocalization and try out some of the tools we are developing.

Read about Orcalab and how they record the orcas moving through Johnstone Straight.

Meet the folks who make Orcalab and the Orchive a reality.

Citation : Steven Ness The Orchive : A system for semi-automatic annotation and analysis of a large collection of bioacoustic recordings. Ph.D. thesis University of Victoria 2013

You can download all the data from the Orchive along with clips and call catalogs from data.orchive.net