The information in the database is not given to the public for whale watching purposes. This protects cetaceans from being exposed to too much boat traffic, which could disrupt their feeding or resting. It also allows people who live in remote locations to keep their privacy when they spot and report a cetacean in their backyard.
If you’d like to use the information for research, conservation or educational purposes, however, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and apply for access.
If you’re looking for tips on where to go on your next B.C. whale watching trip, try using a tour operator who follows the marine mammal watching guidelines. If you’re going out boating on your own, don’t forget to follow the guidelines yourself.