Some of the most common whales found along the west coast are listed below. Click each species to learn more about them.
Need help with identification in the field? Download the Whale Alert Brochure and Whale Species Identification 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).