Citizen Science in Action

BMMRO's research has been greatly enhanced by sighting reports from the public. For example, we are able to track the movements of individual manatees and bottlenose dolphins using these reports. Check out our species guide to help identify what you saw today!
When you see a marine mammal, it is important to keep an accurate log, take photographs and/or video, while respecting the animals’ need for space; and, please never touch or feed them as this may cause harm to you or the animal. 
Please fill out the form below, or alternatively, print out this Marine Mammal Sighting Form to fill in. Videos and photos can be emailed directly to us at: info@bahamaswhales.org.
Thank you for helping!

Begin Time:
End Time:
Group Size:
Number of calves:
Location Description:
Comments and Observations:
Bottom Substrate:
(Rock, Rubble, Coral, Sand, SIlt/Mud, Seagrass, Unknown)
Water depth in feet (if known):
Beaufort Sea State (if known)
Wave Height (in feet):
% Cloud Cover:
Vessel Name:
Observer Names: