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IDentification App

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

The Southern Resident orcas need your help like never before.

For these 75 whales to survive, and for their community to grow, they need us to be their voice.
together we will be a strong collective voice for the whales.

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

Hundreds of thousands of people come to the Pacific Northwest every year to take in our natural beauty and with hopes of seeing our most popular marine life resident: Orcas (killer whales).

The Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been studying these magnificent creatures for 43 years, and we know every one of these 75 whales expertly. And for the first time, there is now an app available for the rest of the world to get to know them, too. So, for the 500,000 plus people who go out on a commercial whale watching trip, or the thousands who choose to watch the whales from shore, or for those who just want to learn about our local 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?

Available through the App Store -or- Google Play -or- download here!​

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

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