By becoming a member of the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program you will be directly supporting research on wild killer whales. Continuing research will lead to a better understanding of the whales, their place in the ocean ecosystem, and the conservation measures necessary to protect them.


Useful Links and Resources


Ocean Wise Conservation Programs

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue
Ocean Education
Plastic Wise
Pollution Tracker
Fisheries Depredation by Whales

Our Partners

Center For Whale Research
DFO Cetacean Research Program
North Gulf Oceanic Society
Genetic Data Centre University of British Columbia


B.C. Organizations in Conservation and Research

Animal Health Centre
Bamfield Marine Station
Cetacealab (North Coast Cetacean Society)
Cetus Research and Conservation Society
DFO Cetacean Research Program
Earthling Enterprises
Georgia Strait Alliance
North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium
Orca Live
Pacific Whale Foundation
Raincoast Research Society
Strawberry Island Research Society
UBC Marine Mammal Research Unit
Whale Interpretive Centre (WIC)


Other Useful Websites

Learn More About Whales and Dolphins

Coastal British Columbia
American Cetacean Society Factsheets
American Cetacean Society Factsheets
National Marine Mammal Lab Education Web
Whales (EcoKids)
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (NOAA)
Whale Net 


Species at Risk

Canadian Species At Risk Act - Public Registry
COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada)
DFO Pacific Region Marine Mammals
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Red List
NOAA - Marine Mammal Stock Assessments
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Endangered Species Act 


Marine Mammal Research Societies and Publications

Society for Marine Mammalogy  
American Cetacean Society
European Association for Aquatic Mammals
European Cetacean Society
Society for Marine Mammalogy  


Our Sponsors

Salish Sea Chocolate Company

Thunderbird Marina 

Westerly Yacht Sales



Beam Reach Marine Science & Sustainability School
Cascadia Research Collective
Center for Whale Research
Killer Whale Tales
National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Northwest Fisheries Science Centre - Marine Mammal Program
Orca Network
Seattle Aquarium

The Whale Museum


Alaska Whale Foundation
North Gulf Oceanic Society  


Eco-tourism that supports conservation and research

Vancouver Island, B.C.

Bluewater Adventures – Vancouver Island
Discovery Marine Safaris – Campbell River
Eagle Eye Adventures – Campbell River

MacKay Whale Watching – Port McNeill

Ocean Outfitters – Tofino
Orcella Expeditions – Telegraph Cove
Out for Adventures – Vancouver Island
Pacific Northwest Expedition – Vancouver Island

Spirit of the West Adventures – Quadra Island

Salt Spring Adventure – Salt Spring Island

Stubbs Island Whale Watching – Telegraph Cove

West Coast Aquatic Marine Safaris – Tofino

Vancouver, B.C.

Foot Print Nature Explorations – Powell River 

Prince of Whales – Vancouver 

Sewell’s Marina – Vancouver

Steveston Seabreeze Adventures – Richmond

Vancouver Whale Watch – Richmond

Wild Whales Vancouver – Vancouver 

Victoria, B.C.

BC Whale Tours – Victoria 

Eagle Wing Tours – Victoria

Five Star Whale Watching – Victoria

Orca Spirit Adventures - Victoria

Prince of Whales – Victoria
Springtide Victoria Whale Watching – Victoria  

 Prince Rupert, B.C.

Prince Rupert Adventure Tours – Prince Rupert


Adoption Package Retailers