Some species

 being studied by Cascadia Research Collective  (from  top left to bottom right): humpback whale, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, Townsend's big eared bat, false killer whale, gray whale, killer whale with harbor porpoise. All photos (c)

Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.

Recent news (select for details): 

New paper on false killer whale movements off Australia (3 February 2017)

New paper on pilot whale acoustics in the North Pacific (2 February 2017)

New book on Hawai‘i's whales and dolphins (30 November 2016)

Two new publications on whale swimming: Flipper hydrodynamics and filter feeding (20 November 2016)

New publication on pregnancy status and isotope ratios in humpback whales (20 November 2016)

New publication on an automated method of detecting fin whale lunges (20 November 2016)

New publication on prey-mediated response to sound (20 November 2016)

New publication on Risso's dolphin clicks (20 November 2016)

New publication on tag attachments for archival tags on baleen whales (23 September 2016)

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