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report a sighting

Tell us what you saw and share your stories of cetacean encounters! Your sightings of whales and dolphins are important. Any information you share adds to the knowledge on the distribution and occurrence of whales and dolphins in the Philippines.

Please send us your report using the online form below or use the downloadable sighting form available HERE and email it to us.

To help identify the species, please refer to the cetacean quick facts.

Please share your photographs and videos too. We will help you identify or confirm the species. This is particularly important for rare sightings. Email us any accompanying photos or videos at info@balyena.org.ph. Alternatively, you can also send print copies of sighting photos to our postal address.

For tips on how to take good identification photos, please click HERE.

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Online Sighting Report Form
Please complete the applicable fields below. Thank you

Name of observer*:
Contact Number*:
Date of sighting (yyyy-mm-dd)*:
Time started (e.g. 8:30am):
Time ended (e.g. 9:15am):
Location/Landmark (e.g. West Side of Pamilacan Island)*:
Distance from shore (e.g. 500 meters from shore)*:
GPS position (if known):
Species observed:
No. of animals present
Name of boat (if applicable):
Additional notes (e.g. behavior observed, group composition i.e. number of adults and calves):
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