B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network App


Save a Sighting

Complete the form to save and report a sighting.

You can select multiple photos and video files to attach to your sighting. Or if you install the app you can take photos directly with your phone or tablet's camera.

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Please upgrade your browser to support uploading photos through the form. Or you can email them directly to sightings@vanaqua.org.

Species Identification

Use the thumbnails and species descriptions below to make the best match you can. Under "ID Confidence" you can indicate if you're unsure.


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Please describe the location
(e.g. Bere Point, Malcolm Island)
Number of Animals

Please note any other behaviours witnessed or pertinent observations.

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The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network is a research and conservation program of the Vancouver Aquarium in collaboration with the Cetacean Research Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network is a network of thousands of observers across British Columbia who report their sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles. Anyone can be an observer and every report improves our understanding of the distribution and occurrence of cetaceans and sea turtles in B.C. waters.

There are 12 species or populations of cetaceans and sea turtles native to British Columbia listed under the Species at Risk Act. These species face many threats from human activity such as entanglement in fishing gear, being struck by vessels, and accumulation of pollutants. The data collected are used in conservation and research-based projects to better understand and protect these species.

Learn more about cetaceans, sea turtles and their conservation at www.wildwhales.org

We are grateful to Hans Vedo for donating his talents to create this App and to the Government of Canada for partial financial support. The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.