Community Science

Community 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 community 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 community 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 community projects include the following: 


Hawaii Visitor Update

UPDATED 9/24/20 -- We eagerly welcome visitors back to the islands as quarantine restrictions lift Oct. 15 for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.