Photo: MERS
Jeanne Hyde
Jeanne Hyde

If you have a flag:

  • When you encounter whales within 0.65 miles (1km) of you raise the flag
  • Slow down to 7 knots or less
  • Maintain compliance with Be Whale Wise Guidelines and laws
  • Turn off fish finders and/or depth sounders.

If you see a flag:

  • Whales are in the vicinity of the boat or land station flying the flag.
  • Slow down to 7 knots or less
  • Maintain compliance with Be Whale Wise Guidelines and laws.
  • Turn of fish finders and/or depth sounders

These groups and organizations are partnering in, or supporting the Whale Warning Flag project.

Marine Research and Education Society - NIMMSA -
Soundwatch Boater Education Program - The Whale Museum - WDFW - NOAA - Pacific Whale Watch Association - Whatcom MRC - Skagit MRC - Snohomish MRC -Jefferson MRC - NW Straits Commission.

Funding for this project has been received from:
Puget Sound Partnership, EPA, Marine Mammal Commission, and the NW Straits Foundation.

Jeanne Hyde