Cetacean Sightings WORLDWIDE
How will the data be used?
The scientists will assess the photographs/video footage collected, confirm species identification and map distribution and occurrences of each species. This data is crucial and relevant for conservation management of cetaceans. It will be relevant to State and Federal government organizations and be used for scientific publications.
How Can You Participate?
If you are planning a kayak, sailing, rowing, or boating expedition on the ocean or along the coast you can help with this project. Throughout the expedition volunteers would be asked to document:
People operating regularly at sea can also perform the very important function of recording the route that they have traveled and logging the cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) that they encounter. In addition to the data sheets, any photos of whales, dolphins or porpoises can also provide valuable information and in some cases enable the identification of individual animals.