Lauren Portner

NEWS: Seeing Cetaceans from Salmon Coast

Oct 17, 2016

The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network has a diverse array of observers. The Network is fortunate to receive support from a number of research and conservation organizations, who contribute their invaluable sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles. Lauren Portner, a frequent reporter to the Network, shares her experience collecting sightings data through her work with the Salmon Coast Field Station. Read her guest blog here.


Wild Whales is the home of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a conservation and research program of the Vancouver Aquarium, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We collect sightings of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles from British Columbia and surrounding waters. Have you seen one? We'd like to know!

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