Submit a Whale Sighting

Want to help us track and identify whales? Submit your whale photos and sighting information below. If we can match your whale to any in our records, we’ll be happy to share some information we have on that particular animal.

What are the most important photographs?

Just about every photo contains some useful information to help us identify whales. However, there are a few specific traits and features that help the most.

Images that show pigmentation and distinctive marks on the whale's skin.
Pictures of tails/flukes.
Images that show the dorsal hump of the animal.
Date of Sighting(Required)
How many whales did you sight in this specific area at this specific time?
Tell us whether the whales were traveling north, south, or lingering in the same area.
Please drop a pin on the map to show approximately where the whales were during your sighting.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.
    Upload your photo(s) from this specific sighting. If you have photos from another date or location or even later in the same day, please submit those in a separate submission.
    Feel free to write about your sighting. This can include any behaviors witnessed, distance from shore, etc.
    Your Name
    If we are able to identify the whale you submitted, we will send you information via email.