Humpbacks of the North Coast  is a photo-identification catalogue of individual humpback whales observed in Chatham Sound and surrounding areas.

This catalogue was compiled by the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative (NCCRI), a program of the Whales initiative at Ocean Wise Conservation Association and updated in 2021.  NCCRI began collecting North Coast humpback identification photos in 2014, with contributions from many observers dating back to 2001. The NCCRI acknowledges that these data were collected in the traditional territory of the Ts’msysen people.


This catalogue was produced by Karina Dracott and Caitlin Birdsall.

Design and illustration by Leya Tess Anderson


Click on the image to the right to download the catalogue.



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