Mariner’s Guide to Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises of Western Canada

The Mariner’s Guide to Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises of Western Canada was developed for mariners in collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise, Prince Rupert Port Authority, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO Program.

Review this guide before transiting B.C. waters to identify marine mammals, their seasonal usage of areas along the West Coast, and ways to reduce potential interactions.

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WhaleReport Alert System

The WhaleReport Alert System was developed by the B.C. Cetacean Network. This app is intended for regional commercial ship operators, and users are verified by an administrator before receiving access.

Download this app to receive real-time notifications when whales are in range and which will alert you to help reduce the risk of physical or acoustic disturbance by slowing down or altering course.

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Infographics + Informational Documents

Print out a copy of these documents and post it on your ship’s bridge or common area.