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Welcome to

NORWEGIAN ORCA ID

ABOUT THE ID PROJECT

NORWEGIAN ORCA ID, run by Norwegian Orca Survey, presents a catalogue of individual killer whales identified in Norwegian waters from 2007 to date. The project aims at pursuing long-term identification studies initiated by colleagues in Norway in 1983. Identifying killer whales at the individual level and keeping track of what whale was seen, where, when and with whom provides the baseline information needed to understand the life history of and monitor this killer whale population.

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We Celebrate 1,000 IDs in the Catalogue!

Beautiful painting by Frédérique Lucas for the occasion...

CONTRIBUTE YOUR PHOTOS

NORWEGIAN ORCA ID was established to bound science and the general public. By teaching about photo-identification and by providing an interface for easy sharing and upload of killer whale photographs, this platform aims at promoting Citizen-Science. The more people share their killer whale sightings from Norway, the bigger the database, the more we can learn about these beautiful animals and work towards their protection.

Get involved today by submitting your killer whale photographs!

1,211

IDENTIFIED ORCAS

1,664

SIGHTINGS

158

CONTRIBUTORS

292,000

PHOTOGRAPHS

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The content of this catalogue, including identification images and illustrations, is not to be reproduced or used without permission.