Marine mammals and sea turtles

Species identification, reporting a sighting or incident, the marine mammal response program.

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Services and information

Identify a species

Photos and facts, including conservation information, of marine mammals found in Canadian waters.

Report a sighting or incident

Mandatory forms and contact information for reporting incidents or sightings in your region.

Marine mammal response program

The response network that helps marine mammals and sea turtles in distress, annual reports.

Marine mammal working group

Read about the interests and mandate of the working group and the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.

Watching marine wildlife

Guidelines and best practices for observing marine animals in your region.

Whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans)

Species list, right whale fishery notices, whale-watching tips, protection from boat collisions, report an incident.

Pinnipeds - Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses

Pinniped is the scientific name for the grouping of carnivorous marine mammals that includes seals, sea lions and walruses.

Sea Turtles

Biological and conservation information regarding Sea Turtles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers on how to watch whales and marine mammals without disturbing them.

What we are doing

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