What whales will you see?

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Some of the most common whales found along the west coast are listed below.  Click each species to learn more about them.


Blue whale

Fin whale

Humpback whale

Killer whale

Gray whale

Minke whale

Need help with identification in the field?  Download the Whale Alert - West Coast brochure and species guide to help you identify the whale species listed above.

For more assistance, download the whale poster developed by a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Pacific Merchant’s Shipping Association (PMSA).

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