At-Sea Observers Marine Mammal Identification Guide

This web-based program aims to expand your knowledge and skills in the correct identification of marine mammal and sea turtle species across Canada, in order to improve the reporting of sightings and interactions.

The program is also intended to serve as a refresher course for those who have already received classroom training on marine mammal identification.

While observing marine mammals, please remember to adhere to the minimum approach distances as prescribed in the Marine Mammal Regulations (MMRs), which are in place to reduce human disturbance and ensure the conservation and protection of marine mammals.

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