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 IDentification  APP

Want to learn how to IDentify a Southern Resident Orca? You're in luck, there's an app for that!

Support this app

We suggest a $5.00 minimum donation, but if you would like to contribute more, we would be grateful.
Please remember every $ donation counts.
You can be sure your money is both appreciated and carefully spent.

The Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been studying these magnificent creatures for 45 years, and we know each of these 74 whales expertly. And now, for the first time, there is an Orca ID app available for the rest of the world to get to know them, too. So, for the millions of people who visit our region each year to see our local whales, or for those who would just like to learn more about the orcas, this app's for you.

What's so special about this app? Let us take you on a quick tour.

Let's start at the beginning. The home screen features a photo of J32, a real jumper. From the home screen you can review the menu options, then immerse yourself in the world of the Southern Resident Orcas: 

  • learn how to IDentify a whale

  • learn about their tight-knit social structure (they spend their life travelling with their family);

  • learn about what they eat;

  • see when CWR was out on the water with the whales

  • scroll through the 50 amazing gallery images carefully selected from our vast library of images, all taken from our research boat in recent years.

Oh, and did we mention, the app is FREE?

However, we would gladly accept a donation to help support this, our research, and other outreach and education initiatives.

Available through the App Store -or- Google Play (search Center for Whale Research) -or- download it here!

We would like to send a special shout-out to the CEO of Web App Clouds, Dilan DeSilva, as well as Priyanka Hema and others on the Web App Clouds engineering team for volunteering their time to build the Orca ID app. Thank you so much.

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