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See a whale? There’s an app for that!

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Researchers on the BC coast have been encouraging people for decades to report whale sightings, and now they’re getting technology on their side.

The BC Cetacean Sightings Network and the Vancouver Aquarium have released WhaleReport; a smart phone app to give people another way to report sightings.

Caitlin Birdsall is with the Network.

She says making an app available will hopefully boost the number of reports they get; which play a vital role in the work researchers are doing.

Birdsall says the app will also be able to do something the Network can’t do with its other reporting methods… It has information to help users identify the species they’re seeing to make the reports more accurate.

(photo courtesy Cetacean Sightings Network)

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