photo: © Fabrice Guérin

We protect cetaceans through scientific research, education programs, and conservation actions.

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises (collectively known as ‘cetaceans’) enchant us with their grace, intelligence, and beauty, and have an exceptional ability to inspire people and serve as ambassadors for marine conservation.  Yet, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever before - from entanglement in marine debris and fishing gear, ship strikes, noise pollution, climate change, ocean acidification, contaminants, to loss of habitat and whaling. We believe that the solutions to these and other threats facing cetaceans begin with education and scientific research. 

 

 

"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."
- Baba Dioum

 
 
  photo: © Ari Friedlaender

photo: © Ari Friedlaender

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Learn more about the American Cetacean Society San Francisco Bay Chapter organization, mission, values, methods, and the results of our decades of work to protect the world's cetaceans.

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  photo: © Jodi Frediani

photo: © Jodi Frediani

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Your tax deductible donation goes a long way toward helping us to fund research grants and education programs which build understanding of cetaceans and identify what we must do to protect and conserve them.

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