Clayoquot Whales: a website about Humpback whales photo-identified in Clayoquot Sound, B.C.


Summer resident gray whales remain in Clayoquot Sound until they join the migration south to Baja in November. Watch for them from the beach or headlands. Find out about gray whales.

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Click to download 6th edition of the Clayoquot Sound & Barkley Sound Humpback Whale Fluke ID Catalog, 1995-2014, © 2015
Clayoquot Sound Humpback Whale Fluke Identification Catalog, 1995-2014, Seventh Edition (©2015, 102pp)
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This website provides information about humpback whales photo-identified in Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia from 1995 to present.

We published a humpback fluke ID catalog (left) in 2015 and the ID pictures and sighting details are available online here.

This website is a living archive and we invite anyone observing humpback whales in Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound to submit their sightings.

If you match a whale in the catalog, we will update the whale's record. If you photograph a new whale, we will add it to the catalog. All data and photographs will be credited appropriately. We are also interested in hearing about matches of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound whales in other regions.

Send in your photos of Humpback Whales in Clayoquot Sound, 2015

2006 photos

Send in your photos! We'll display them on the website.

Send your humpback whale pictures (does not have to be an ID photo) to and we will post them here.

Map of Clayoquot Sound
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We thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals in Clayoquot Sound that participated and assisted in this project, including the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Jamie's Whaling Station, Remote Passages Marine Excursions, The Whale Center, Ocean Outfitters and Strawberry Island Research Society.

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Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Ocean Outfitters

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