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): 

Examination of dead humpback whale, Bremerton Naval Shipyard (4 June 2016)

New data on humpback and blue whales from tag deployments off California (2 June 2016)

Update on injured gray whale and necropsy in central Puget Sound (13 May 2016)

New report available on Kaua‘i whale and dolphin research (6 May 2016)

Updates on stranding of gray whale off Vashon Is (Ballard Locks whale) (19 April 2016)

New results on N Puget Sound gray whales see Cascadia Youtube Channel for videos(1 April 2016)

New publication on pilot whale population genetics in the Pacific (25 March 2016)

New publication on hawksbill sea turtle "lost years" (7 March 2016)

New publication on Band-rumped and Leach's storm petrels in Hawai‘i (7 March 2016)


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