Citizen Science

Citizen science is the vital collaboration between researchers and the public to execute scientific projects and collect information for ongoing studies. As part of our mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy, Pacific Whale Foundation engages the public in a number of citizen science initiatives. These initiatives build awareness of key issues relating to marine conservation and wildlife protection while inspiring a greater commitment to create positive change. 

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



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.

We are happy to now offer three new kama‘aina-rate private charters: Molokini Wild Side, Honolua Bay Snorkel, and Sunset Sail.

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