What We Study
As impacts of the 5 Major Threats identified by our research are often poorly understood, we conduct rigorous studies that:
Identify cetaceans present in important marine ecoregions and assess population trends
Identify and quantify the extent of major threats endangering these populations
Guide science-based mitigation measures through enhanced management and/or policy
Continue population monitoring and individual health assessments for impacted species
Since 1980, PWF researchers have published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, reports and books influencing the advancement of our collective knowledge and management of whales and dolphins.
applied Research methods
(40+ years) population monitoring
(3-5 years) projects to measure the impact of specific stressors and identify management outcomes
Community science(Ongoing) campaigns that enlist the public in our dedicated research efforts
If you reside in Hawai‘i; Hervey Bay, Australia; and/or Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, and are interested in volunteering with us, please email the research team to inquire about opportunities.
Graduate students currently enrolled in a marine program interested in partnering with PWF researchers to analyze/collect data can contact us to discuss potential opportunities.
Love the ocean and its rich wildlife? Want to have a job in which you can make a difference? Visit our careers webpages for Hawaiʻi and Australia to explore available paid positions that may be of interest.