In the Atlantic

center for coastal studies

Non-profit focused on whale research, rescue, and education in the North Atlantic. CCS curates the Gulf of Maine Humpback Whale Catalog. Learn more here, or share your sighting(s) here!

allied whale

Allied Whale has been using photographic identification (photo-ID) techniques to study humpback and finback whales for over 40 years. Learn more here.

new england aquarium

The North Atlantic right whale catalog is managed by staff at the New England Aquarium’s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life on behalf of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium

In Alaska

juneau flukes

See the most recent catalog of Juneau’s humpback whales here.

gulf watch catalog

Gulf Watch Alaska is a long-term ecosystem monitoring program. Learn about the research here. See the Prince William Sound Fluke catalog here.

Alaska Whale Foundation

Non-profit in Southeast Alaska dedicated to research, education, and conservation. Learn more here.

North Gulf Oceanic Society

Focuses on the study of the killer whale/orca population off the coast of Alaska and of the humpback whales in Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords. Learn more here.


Citizen science platform for identifying individual marine mammals. Click here.


Represents cooperative research between fishermen, government managers, and researchers to better understand the complex relationship between sperm whales and long line fishery, and provide recommendations for strategies to reduce/eliminate depredation. Learn more here.

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