In the 1960s, Paul Spong was a young neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia, studying orcas at an aquarium. He quickly understood how badly these highly sentient, intelligent creatures suffered in captivity. On a remote island six hours north of Vancouver, he founded OrcaLab—a scientific outpost studying orcas in the wild without disturbance. Using hydrophones and video cameras, his team can listen to and track orcas within a 31-mile radius. OrcaLab broadcasts its audio feed live through its website in the hopes it will encourage an appreciation for these majestic mammals.