website provides information about humpback whales photo-identified in Clayoquot
Sound and Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia from 1995 to present.
published a humpback fluke ID catalog (left) in 2015 and the ID pictures and sighting
details are available online here.
website is a living archive and we invite anyone observing humpback whales in
Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound to submit their sightings.
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.
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.