Report a Sighting

Would you like to report a whale sighting or stranding?

Here are several options:

To report a sighting, please fill in the form below. Please add date, time, location, and as much detail about the sighting as possible. 
To report a sighting, stranding, entanglement, or interaction, please call the NOAA Marine Animal Emergency hotline: 

888-256-9840 option 5

Alternatively, contact the Cascadia Research stranding hotline at 360-791-9555 or our general office at 360-943-7325 or 800-747-7329. We will want to know the date, time, location, description, and your name and number. Thank you!

Do you have photos that may be useful in the identification of the animals you saw?

Please send above water photos to