- Sperm Whale — Wildlife Notebook Series (PDF 70 kB)
- Whale Alert is a NOAA app that anyone can use to report whale sightings. You don't need to be in an area with cell service so long as your device is GPS enabled. The data you submit will be transmitted once you are in cell tower range. Real-time data from the Whale Alert app informs professional mariners when a whale is in the vicinity of their route so they can be extra vigilant and slow down. This helps to prevent vessel strikes.
- To report sperm whale sightings in Alaska: The number is (907) 586-7235. Photos are very helpful, especially for sperm whales or other rare species. It is very important to document sightings of these less seen species so that we can more accurately promote their conservation.
- To report injured, entangled or dead marine mammals, call the NOAA Fisheries statewide 24-hour stranding hotline: (877) 925-7773.
- Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project (SEASWAP)
- Article from Molecular Ecology Resources: Sperm whale population structure in the eastern and central North Pacific
- More on the Lynn Canal dead sperm whale found in March 2019
- NOAA species page