g Beam Reach: Ceremony video Video of the southern resident ceremony on Oct. 4, 2005

See the full description of this event and participate in associated dialogue at the Orcasphere Blog. This movie (served via youtube.com) is nearly 6 minutes long. It is also available in streaming .mp4 format (15Mb).

Note that there are about 8 seconds of silent blackness at the beginning of the movie. Calm down, get your headphones on, and be patient! A very unusual simultaneous call by many individuals can be heard during the last minute of the recording.

Video credits go to Beam Reach students Brett Becker and Courtney Kneipp. Still photo credits go to the Washington State Department of Ecology and Iris Hesse of the Center for Whale Research.