None of this work is possible without photographic evidence and clear sightings information.

As a citizen science research study we are looking to the public to collect and provide good data.

Photo-identification is a very important tool for assessing abundance, distribution, site use, residency, calving and migration rates, age of sexual maturity, survival and mortality.

The goal is to get clear photos of the top and both sides of the whale's head.

See photo examples 1, 2 & 3 ...

If you think you have good identifying photos of a whale,
please get in touch with the EBRWS team on

Example 1 (Right Side)

Example 2 (Left Side)

Example 3 (Top)