Services and information
Photos and facts, including conservation information, of marine mammals found in Canadian waters.
Mandatory forms and contact information for reporting incidents or sightings in your region.
Actions to help protect Canada's endangered whales.
Expert teams conducting research on marine mammal species across Canada.
The response network that helps marine mammals and sea turtles in distress, annual reports.
Read about the interests and mandate of the working group and the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.
There are over 90 species of cetaceans that inhabit the world's oceans, lakes and rivers according to the World Cetacean Database (2016).
This catalogue is a collection of identification photographs of humpback whales seen in British Columbian waters from 1989 to 2007.
Biological and conservation information regarding sea turtles.
Application form to get authorization for activities that will disturb a marine mammal.
How to correctly identify marine mammal and sea turtle species.
Questions and answers on how to watch whales and marine mammals without disturbing them.
What we are doing
- Government of Canada announces second year of enhanced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales
- Scientists travel to Gulf of St. Lawrence to study North Atlantic right whale
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Make Important Announcement On a Science-At-Sea North Atlantic Right Whale and Oil Spill Impact Mission
- Government of Canada adjusts measures to protect the North Atlantic right whales
- A summary of comments from the 2018 Pan-Atlantic Roundtable on North Atlantic right whales
- What we heard report: A summary of comments from the Ministerial Roundtable on North Atlantic Right Whales
- Engagement on the science-based whale review
- Marine Mammal Response Program: SARA Incidents for 2018
Protecting Canada's Endangered Whales
2020 fishery management measures for protecting North Atlantic right whales
Protecting killer whales
How Canada is taking action to help southern resident killer whales.
Consultations for cetaceans in captivity
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