Marine mammals sightings from the Whale Alert app

The Whale Alert app allows users to report observations of presence of whales, wether alive, dead or in a vulnerable state, which provides crucial information for researchers and decision makers. Whale Alert incorporates a long list of threatened and endangered species such as the blue whale and the North Atlantic right whale, and covers Canadian and US waters. Users can play a direct role in the conservation of these species by reporting sightings of live, dead and distressed animals. For more information, please see the data context.

View data in the BIODIVERSITY application.

Note : Sightings within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the USA aren't available through SLGO.

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Metadata Created March 11, 2020, 03:47 (UTC)
Metadata Updated March 11, 2020, 03:47 (UTC)
Temporal Extent Begin August 20, 2014
Reference Date(s) August 20, 2014 (Creation)
August 17, 2019 (Revision)

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables Other
Scope dataset
Status On Going
  • Date: 2014-08-20 Type: Creation
  • Date: 2019-08-17 Type: Revision
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact Name: Zetterlind, Virgil Affiliation: Canadian Whale Institute Contact Info Email: vzetterlindfoo(at) Role: Point of Contact
Responsible Party
  • Affiliation: Canadian Whale Institute Role: Originator
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 90.0
South Bounding Latitude -90.0
East Bounding Longitude 180.0
West Bounding Longitude -180.0
Temportal Extent Begin: 2014-08-20
Vertical Extent
Default Locale French
Citation identifier Code: b6bf7e45-7dd0-4b84-900e-b3ef4ca0d903