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): 

Publication on melon-headed whale acoustics in Hawai‘i (5 September 2014)

Publication on environmental contaminants in false killer whales and other odontocetes in Hawai‘i (22 Aug 2014)

Publication on multiple populations of pantropical spotted dolphins in Hawai‘i (14 Aug 2014)

Report on odontocete tagging study off Kaua‘i in 2013 (12 Aug 2014)

Publication on trace elements in harbor seals in Washington (7 Aug 2014)

Article on John Calambokidis and Cascadia in Evergreen magazine (1 July 2014)

Publication on a new tool for visualization/analysis of ID and genetic data (1 July 2014)

New publication on cetacean distribution and seasonal abundance off S California (26 June 2014)

New publication on blue and fin whale comparative feeding (26 June 2014)

New publication on gray whale population structure (26 June 2014)



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