We’re part of a coast-wide monitoring effort, striving to raise public awareness and access to information about these animals, their population sizes, travel, food sources and essential habitats.
We work with a wide variety of commercial ocean users, such as whale watch companies, sport fishing operators, ferry operators and others, sending us real-time information of sightings. We also receive shore-based reports from lodges, residences, hikers or beach-goers. Every sighting is valuable!
From these reports we publish an online magazine, including location maps, together with any submitted photos.
We also offer full access to our archives, a searchable list of sightings from 2015. Please let us know if you find this data useful for research or any other purpose.
Our data are also made available to the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a collaboration between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Vancouver Aquarium.