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You Can Help with Whale Research
Humpback photos are used as part of an international census effort. Orca photos are included in our own Newfoundland and Labrador orca dorsal fin registry. We acknowledge all submissions where possible.
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to the world's largest gathering of humpback whales. Are the numbers going up or down? Where do the whales go? Do the same individuals hang out together year after year? Are people influencing where they go? Your photos can help to answer these and other questions!
Humpbacks Whale Tail Photo Information Referring to the "useful photo" on the top right:
How many orcas or killer whales are around Newfoundland and Labrador? Your dorsal fin photos will assist in answering this question.
Code of Conduct
Newfoundland and Labrador whale watching operators have developed a code of conduct which they follow to avoid disturbing whales. They always approach whales slowly and from behind. They operate their vessels in a quiet and respectful manner. They do not chase whales. They have no more than one vessel per whale (if someone is disturbing whales call the Adventure Tourism Association of Newfoundland and Labrador at 709.722.2000 or 1.800.563.0700). Local operators often don't get the chance to take scientifically useful photographs — so we all encourage passengers to contribute useful photographs.
How to Submit
Send your photos (including the location, date, photographer's name and address, and any other interesting notes) to: