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Category: Research

False Killer Whales: Reflecting on Their Past and Planning for Their Future

Imagine that you’re out enjoying the waters of Maui Nui. From the bow of the boat, you spy a dark shape in the distance. As you draw closer, the impressive black sea creature comes into clear view, eliciting a shiver of adrenalin and awe. You have, in fact, observed something exciting and rare. False killer … Continued

Pacific Whale Foundation Makes a Splash at the World Marine Mammal Conference

Thanks to our wonderful members, donors, and PacWhale Eco-Adventures passengers, our researchers had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Spain in December 2019 to attend the World Marine Mammal Conference. This conference was truly one-of-a-kind because it represented a combined meeting for the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the European Cetacean Society. Nearly 2,700 of the world’s experts in … Continued

Celebrate World Oceans Day 2020 with Pacific Whale Foundation

First established in 1992, World Oceans Day is a global day of recognition meant to strengthen the voice of the ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide. It takes place each year on June 8 and the theme for 2020 is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. This year, you can join Pacific Whale Foundation in being a voice for the ocean on World Oceans Day in … Continued

Last Day to Bid!

If you haven’t checked out our Giving Tuesday Now Mini Online Auction yet, don’t wait any longer! Today is your last day to bid on unique options and help support the continuation of our mission to protect the ocean and inspire environmental stewardship. Here are just a few of the items you can find for … Continued

Giving Tuesday Now Online Auction

Support Pacific Whale Foundation in the continuation of our mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship by participating in our Giving Tuesday Now event, running through next Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. … Continued

2019 PWF Research Accomplishments

With the support of passengers, members and donors, the year 2019 has been a busy and successful one for the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Research Department – both on a local and global scale. All of our accomplishments during the past year are important for raising awareness on issues impacting marine mammals in the scientific and … Continued

PWF Researchers Present at International Conference

Next month, Pacific Whale Foundation researchers are set to present at the World Marine Mammal Conference, held in Barcelona, Spain. This conference is unique in that it is a merger of two regional conferences, held by the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) and the European Cetacean Society (ECS), into one massive global conference to bring together leaders in … Continued

Photogrammetry explained: a non-invasive way to obtain marine mammal measurements

Thanks to your support of generous donations and Pacific Whale Foundation memberships, the Research Department was able to purchase a state-of-the-art laser photogrammetry system to add to our research tool kit! Photogrammetry is a laser system mounted to a camera that projects two laser dots, set at a fixed distance apart, onto an animal’s dorsal … Continued

PWF Adopts Official Sunscreen Policy

To better protect the coral reefs of Maui, we are instituting a ban onboard PWF vessels of certain sunscreens. Read all about it here!

Pacific Whale Foundation to Present at the World Whale Conference

On October 7-12, the 2019 WCA World Whale Conference will take place in Hervey Bay, Australia, hosted by Fraser Coast Tourism and Events and the World Cetacean Alliance. The theme of the conference is ‘Journeys that Inspire Change‘ and topics include: Understanding whale migrations and their significance for marine conservation Promoting sustainable whale and dolphin tourism … Continued