Whale ID Training and data gathering protocol

The objective of this training is to help you hone your whale identification skills for the various species present in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Northwest Atlantic and the Eastern Arctic, as well as to collect observation data. These data allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the distribution and abundance of whales, thereby contributing to their preservation.

The training lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a final test on which users must score at least 70% to be certified. A summary and a quiz are also featured in order to better prepare the user for this final evaluation.

The training can be adapted for integration with the training platforms used by ship operators (SCORM-LMS). You can submit a written request for this training course at info@romm.ca.

It is also possible to install the offline training on ship computers by downloading the file and following the attached instructions.

You can also do the training online by visiting this site: www.observers.navigatingwhales.ca.

Observation officer © V. Nolet, MMON
Data gathering © S. Giroux, MMON