Whale & Dolphin Tracker is an application created by Pacific Whale Foundation to collect scientific data about marine wildlife in the four-island region of Maui, Kaho‘olawe, Lana‘i and Moloka‘i. Marine wildlife sightings are recorded by researchers onboard our dedicated research vessel Ocean Protector, and by our certified Marine Naturalists onboard PacWhale Eco-Adventures. The GPS location, group dynamics, observed behaviors, and other data is logged in real time and uploaded instantly to our research database.
Members of the public can use Whale & Dolphin Tracker and participate in our research as citizen scientists by submitting marine wildlife sightings from any location around the world. Whale & Dolphin Tracker allows you to log sightings in real time, create a full GPS track, and upload photos from your mobile device. Your contributions will add to a global database that will help researchers track and monitor cetaceans, determine patterns of species distribution, and study marine animal interactions with their environment.
To start, simply create an account using one of the following methods:
Go here from your mobile device and click “Your Account” to create user login
Download the app for Android devices from the Apple App or Google Play stores