Whale ID Training and data gathering protocol
The objective of this training is to help you hone your whale identification skills for the various species present in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Northwest Atlantic and the Eastern Arctic, as well as to collect observation data. These data allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the distribution and abundance of whales, thereby contributing to their preservation.
The training lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a final test on which users must score at least 70% to be certified. A summary and a quiz are also featured in order to better prepare the user for this final evaluation.
The training can be adapted for integration with the training platforms used by ship operators (SCORM-LMS). You can submit a written request for this training course at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to install the offline training on ship computers by downloading the file and following the attached instructions.
You can also do the training online by visiting this site: www.observers.navigatingwhales.ca.
Marine mammal data gathering protocol
Click here to download the data gathering protocol
Click here to download the observation chart
Click here to download the observation chart (Excel file)
Marine mammal identification poster
Report activity of marine industry engament for whale data collection
Click here to download the Activity Report Season 2021
Click here to download the Activity Report Season 2020
Click here to download the Activity Report Season 2019
Click here to download the Activity Report Seasons 2014-2018