Research

Your donation helps Ocean Wise researchers learn everything they can about killer whales in the wild, so that they can ensure the best standards and regulations are set to protect them.

Since 1992, the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program has supported conservation-oriented research on wild killer whales by Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Program, part of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute. While research is directed mostly on wild killer whales, it also includes other marine mammals that killer whales interact with in their marine environment. Research discoveries are shared through scientific publications, media, social media and public lectures, and through the provision of expert advice to governments, industry, and non-government organizations. Over the past 25 years, the Adoption Program has supported many ground-breaking research projects.

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