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Ocean Wise Sightings Network

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As one of the longest-standing and most successful citizen science programs in Canada, the BC Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN) has gathered cetacean (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) sighting reports from volunteer observers of diverse backgrounds for over 22 years. When you report sightings, large ships in your area are alerted so they can take measures to avoid a ship strike or disturbance.

WHAT

Help scientists monitor the distribution and abundance of cetaceans

HOW

If you see a cetacean or sea turtle in B.C. waters, use the WhaleReport App to report what you see

WHERE (LAND) 

North America

WHERE (SEA) 

North Pacific Ocean

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GOOD TO KNOW

This database is the primary source of information on the occurrence of cetaceans and sea turtles in BC, Washington, and Alaskan waters.

RUN BY

Ocean Wise

SUITABLE FOR

Beginner

PARTICIPANT LOCATION

Anywhere, land or sea!

PROJECT SOCIALS 

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WE REALLY ENJOYED CONTRIBUTING TO THIS WELL DESIGNED AND USEFUL PROJECT WHILE SAILING FREERANGER IN BRITISH COLUMBIA!

Larissa Clark Co-Founder Free Range Ocean

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