Cetaceans include some of the largest organisms on the planet which live in a world where there are no physical boundaries to prevent them traveling vast distances. Many whale species travel these great distances from their breeding grounds to their feeding grounds and back with ease, but tracking or monitoring them is not so easy due to the boarders we have put in place. In order to monitor different populations around the world we need to know and understand where they go, for how long they stay, and what they do there.
Marine research is extremely costly and time consuming, yet it is much needed in order to protect marine organisms from the smallest to the largest, the more we know about an animal the more we can do to help protect it. The migration pattern of the whales have changed here in North of Norway and we do not offer whale safary anymore, but we still want to spread the good work the scientist does and therefore we are teaming up with Norwergian Orca Survey and Akvaplan Niva.
If you are visiting areas where the whales are, and if you manage to get some good shots of the Humpback whale tail fluke or the Orcas Dorsal fin, we urge you to help us help them by sharing these photos with the researchers at Norwegian Orca ID and Hval ID so they can identify the individuals that are visiting Norway this winter.