Killer Whale Protection

Working to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

Just as doctors keep your health records updated, NMMF biologists and veterinarians are working with our colleagues to track the condition of Southern Resident killer whales in Puget Sound by creating a unique scientific health database. With these long-term records, researchers and managers can track individual whale health and determine how to best protect this endangered population of animals.

Photo: NOAA/Vancouver Aquarium

This is another example of the innovative conservation research conducted by the NMMF. And you can be a part of it! Please consider supporting our Killer Whale Conservation Team by making a donation now. Every dollar donated will improve our ability to build meaningful health records for each Southern Resident killer whale and then track their overall health. Together, we can make a difference.

NMMF Scientists at the Southern Resident Killer Whale Workshop