How to help
Take action and get outdoors to whale watch! Whether you do it from the shoreline or head out on a boat, join a group or swim solo, use our apps to record what you see. Learn how apps can save whales!
Download and use the apps
Use the Whale Alert 2.0 app for Apple if you are a whale watching enthusiast and you want to contribute to our efforts to reduce ship strikes to whales along the west coast.
Download the Whale Alert 2.0 app here.
See the Whale Alert 2.0 user guide and FAQs to learn more (coming soon).
Use the Whale Alert app for Android if you are a whale watching enthusiast and you want to contribute to our efforts to reduce ship strikes to whales along the west coast.
Download the Whale Alert app here.
Have an Android device? Use the WhalemAPP on your next whale watching trip to collect and contribute your observations.
Whale mAPP is still in beta mode, so it is not yet available in the Google Play store. However, you can sign up to be a beta tester!
Sign up for the beta version here.
Use the Spotter Pro app if you are a trained naturalist that works regularly with a whale watching business and want to contribute to our west coast efforts to reduce ship strikes to whales. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Download the Spotter Pro app here.
See the Spotter Pro user guide and FAQs to learn more.
Join an organized group
Join other whale watchers to record your findings. Check out the following links for more information:
Great, here are some tips for using Whale Alert 2.0 on your own:
- Use Whale Alert 2.0 from observation points on the mainland.
- Choose a tour for whale watching at sea and take the app with you to record what you see.