Dolphins, Turtles and Other Animals
For Injured Marine Mammals in California
NOAA WEST COAST
Learn to identify marine mammals, especially local whales with our free field guide. Then follow your location on NOAA nautical charts while Whale Alert helps you steer clear of whales in the area and report any whales you may see.
Share your sightings on Whale Alert to help, rescuers, researchers and mariners, reduce deadly vessel strikes and save injured whales or whales in distress.
Save a Life.
Whether you report a sighting of a healthy whale, a whale that’s injured or distressed or one that’s been hit by a vessel strike, your report matters!
All data from reported sightings helps researchers track and predict whale movements more accurately, saves whales by preventing future injuries, and keep boaters aware of whale alert areas while they are on the move.
Learn more at whalealert.org