Hello and Welcome to Whale Tales! We are a living library of cetacean stories, a place where naturalists, researchers, and whale enthusiasts alike can come together to connect, share, and save their whale tales. Created in 2014, we have over 1200 stories featuring species from across the globe – submitted by people like you.
We exist because we want to hear your cetacean story. Whether it happened 5 minutes ago or 5 years ago, whether you know which individual you were with or not, and whether it was a species you see every day or one you’ve never seen before – we want you to share the stories that mean something to you. You don’t have to be a marine biologist, or ANY kind of expert. Everyone’s stories matter because every experience with wild cetaceans is special and can help to better understand these incredible animals.
On our site you will also find links to our merch, our podcast, our Patreon page as well as our blog series, Tales of Saving Whales, which offers insight into how people can change every day activities to help cetaceans and marine life and The Naming of Things, which dives into the meanings of cetacean names. You can also browse our entire library of stories, by species, location, storyteller, or behavior.
Whale Tales is a world wide (and ocean wide!) endeavor but our cofounders live, work and record on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is an honour and a privilege for us to be guests in their lands.