RESPONSE - From injured seals to entangled whales, we are the only organization in the region dedicated to delivering emergency care in the field for them. We partner with other non-profit and government agencies to be on call for response to marine animals in distress. In fact, our marine wildlife ambulance, response vessels, and experienced team stand ready year-round to deploy on land or sea.
RESEARCH - Our scientific research projects are centered around vulnerable whale and dolphin populations. Currently a major focus is the region’s endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales. Using non-invasive aerial drones, we regularly collect critical health data on this population, which the federal government relies on when making decisions about intervention efforts for ailing individuals as well as policies which benefit the entire population.
REHABILITATION - We envision a future where marine animals in the Pacific Northwest can be protected from human impacts and receive life-saving care when they are in distress. As part of that vision, we are currently working to open the region’s first dedicated marine animal hospital in 2020.