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BC Cetacean Sightings Network

Main Project Information
Presented By Vancouver Aquarium
Goal Collect data on cetaceans and sea turtles in British Columbia
Task Observers report their opportunistic sightings
Where British Columbia, Canada British Columbia

Twenty-three species of cetaceans and sea turtles have been recorded in the waters of British Columbia, Canada. Many of these populations are 'at-risk' and under-studied.
The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN) collects sightings of cetaceans and sea turtles in the waters surrounding British Columbia, Canada using a network of citizen scientist observers. Our observer base is diverse, from interested citizens to lighthouse keepers, ecotourism professionals, mariners and recreational boaters. Anyone can participate and reports are made via an on-line form, toll free number, email, or supplied logbook. Look for our smartphone app, WhaleReport, available now for free download from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

How to Join

Report your sightings in B.C.:
Phone: 1 866 I SAW ONE (472-9663)
Smartphone app: WhaleReport (available from iTunes and Google Play)
or request a logbook.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run
Class Materials
Tags british columbia, cetaceans, marine, ocean, sea turtles, whales
Project Updated 04/10/2017