Citizen Science

Citizen science is the collaboration between members of the public and researchers to carry out scientific projects and collect information for ongoing studies. As part of its mission of protecting our oceans through science and advocacy, Pacific Whale Foundation engages the public in a number of citizen science initiatives. These initiatives not only build awareness of key issues relating to marine conservation and wildlife protection, they also promote a greater commitment to creating positive change.

For our citizen science projects, volunteers collect data which supplements the research being conducted by our scientists and research team. This crowdsourcing approach enhances the capacity of our research efforts and serves as a means of engaging the public in science. Our current citizen projects are below:



Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.

The role that our organization plays in keeping people connected for the sake of the environment is incredibly important in times like these. If we all take the proper precautions and continue to treat each other with kindness and care, we’ll get through this together.

How is PacWhale Eco-Adventures addressing COVID-19?

-Following guidance from Hawaii State and County officials, PacWhale is suspending Eco Tours and our Retail Store operations from March 20th – April 30th. 

- To support our employees, we are offering paid, temporary emergency sick leave, restricting all non-essential business travel, deep cleaning work areas, offering teleworking and flexible work schedules, and continuing to communicate updates and reinforce good hygiene practices.

How is Pacific Whale Foundation addressing COVID-19?

-Spring Break Ocean Camp has been cancelled.

-Keiki Whalewatches are being cancelled for the remainder of the season.

- Our marine research and conservation programs will continue to run without disruption.