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Pacific Whale Foundation works to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment through science and advocacy. You can help by supporting our research, education and conservation programs in Hawaii, Australia, Ecuador, Chile and other parts of the Pacific. Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt IRSC 501(c)(3) organization: federal tax ID number 99-0207417. Your donation is U.S. tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support. Click here to view our LEGACY WALL


Pacific Whale Foundation’s research efforts and funded projects are focused primarily in Hawaii, Australia, Ecuador, and Chile. Our research in Hawaii occurs in the four-island region of Maui, which includes the waters surrounding the islands of Maui, Kahoʻolawe, Lanaʻi, and Molokaʻi. We study humpback whales and numerous species of odontocetes using both systematic and opportunistic data collection methods. Some of our current studies are described below. LEARN MORE

Our Keiki Whalewatch program offers an opportunity for local schoolchildren to learn about our oceans by getting a closer look at the whales and other marine animals that live right here in their own backyard. The program is open to school groups from pre-K to high school, and for many participants, this is their first time seeing humpback whales from a boat. Since its inception, Keiki Whalewatch has introduced over 10,000 students to the wonders of whalewatching. LEARN MORE