photo: © Fabrice Guérin

We protect cetaceans through public 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. 


"People protect what they love, they love what they understand and they understand what they are taught."
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  photo: ©   Ari Friedlaender

photo: © Ari Friedlaender


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  


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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