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.

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